This morning I visited one of Glasgow’s most historic buildings, namely the Tolbooth Steeple at foot of the High Street. This dates back to the early 17th century ( 1625-7) when it part of a much larger multi-purpose building whose functions included:

  • Office of the Town Clerk
  • Council Hall
  • City Prison
  • Public Platform from which official, public announcements were made.

The Tolbooth is also known as Glasgow Cross and sits at the junction of five important roads dating from medieval times: High St., Gallowgate, London Road, Saltmarket and Trongate.

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