|Full name||Comune Monasterii Beate Maeri de Valle Lucis|
|Other names||Abbey of Luce|
|Mother house||Dundrennan Abbey|
|Diocese||Diocese of Galloway|
|Founder(s)||Lochlann, Lord of Galloway|
Glenluce Abbey, near to Glenluce, Scotland, was a Cistercian monastery called also Abbey of Luce or Vallis Lucis  and founded around 1190 by Rolland or Lochlann, Lord of Galloway and Constable of Scotland. Following the Scottish Reformation in 1560, the abbey fell into disuse.
Glenluce and the Kennedy family
Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassilis, obtained control of Glenluce during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. The Earl persuaded one of the monks of the abbey to counterfeit the necessary signatures to a deed conveying the lands of the abbey to him and his heirs. To ensure that the forgery was not discovered he employed a man to murder the monk and then persuaded his uncle, the laird of Bargany, to hang his paid assassin on a trumped up charge of theft. The success of these actions encouraged him to obtain the lands of Crossraguel Abbey through the torturing of Allan Stewart, the commendator at his castle of Dunure.
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- Scheduled monuments in Dumfries and Galloway
- otherwise Abbey of Luce, Latin: Comune Monasterii Beate Maeri de Valle Lucis 
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