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Liminality and loss: The material culture of St Serf 's priory, Loch Leven, Kinross-Shire, Scotland

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St Serf 's Priory also known as the Priory of Lochleven, survives as a ruin on the largest island in Lochleven, St Serf 's Island. It is a low-lying island in the south-east corner of the Loch, which has doubled in size since the lowering of the Loch's water-level around 1830. St Serf is generally accepted as a genuine ecclesiastic, probably Pictish, most recently discussed by Macquarrie in his analysis of the Vita Sancti Servani (The Life of St Serf ), who suggests a likely floruit of around 700, an affirmation of Watson's view, which in turn was influenced by Skene 1867. In 1985, the Kinross-shire Antiquarian Society issued a catalogue of the Marshall Museum which included, for St Serfs Island, two perforated stones, a copper button, four keys, a spearhead, building stones, a nail, a knife handle, pottery sherds, glass-bottle shards and plate glass shards.

Keywords: Kinross-shire; Loch Leven; St Serf 's Priory



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