(83)  Moray Council meets its medieval obligations

In 1327 King Robert I (Robert the Bruce) made a grant of 33 shillings and four Scots pence annually to the kirk at Cullen in Banffshire for prayers to be said for his wife, who had died in the town.  The payment, enhanced to two guineas sterling over time, continued to be made by Cullen Town Council from its Common Good fund until local government reorganisation in 1975.  This sad state of affairs having been revealed by the researches of schoolchildren carrying out a history project, Moray Council decided on 26 July 2000 to revive the payment at a rate of £2.10 per annum, together with a back-payment of £52.50 in respect of the missing years. <