The Tolbooth was the prison & dates back to 16th century. Partly built with stones from Dundrennan Abbey. The last witch to be burned in Scotland was imprisoned here. Paul Jones founder of the American Navy was a prisoner and many other victims of turbulent times in which they lived.
The southern side of the Tolbooth looks on to the town gardens. At the foot of the closes where many washings may be seen fluttering in the wind and sunshine.
(Original kindly lent by Miss Irene Ferguson)