Canongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the unusual building known as Canongate¬†Tolbooth in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Key features:

  • Built 1591 in the Franco-Scottish style to receive payment of dues and tolls due from the public.
  • Located in the bottom half of the Royal Mile.
  • Carries inscriptions dedicated to King James VI ( of Scotland).
  • For a period the building¬†combined¬† roles as council administration offices, courtroom and jail for the Burgh of Canongate.
  • Projecting clock dates from 1884.
  • Now houses The People’s Story, an exhibition dedicated to the working people of Edinburgh from late 18th century onwards.

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