Dumfries & Galloway Council
The Tolbooth is a much-loved building in the middle of Kirkcudbright with a fascinating history. It was once the local jail, at one point holding John Paul Jones, credited as founder of the United States Navy. At present, the building’s first floor hosts an art exhibition which will soon move to the new Kirkcudbright galleries. This project will reinvent the Tolbooth building as a Museum of the Law and Order of the Stewartry. The exhibition will explore the 400 year history of the Kirkcudbright Tolbooth and its place in the Stewartry.
Status: Match funding being sought