tolbooth


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Synonyms for tolbooth

a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls

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89) On the last day of December 1776, Simon Fraser, the gaoler or 'keeper' of the tolbooth wrote to the city's bailies or magistrates, explaining that his charge
Then the Tolbooth of Edinburgh is called the Heart of Midlothian?
a cobbled pattern marking where the entrance to the Tolbooth once stood.
Her booklet on the family, The Fergusons of Pitfour: A Hero & His Family, is published by the Friends of the Kirk of the Greyfriars, Greyfriars, Tolbooth & Highland Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ, Scotland, UK, and is available from them, price [pound]1.
Had that been all it might have left a slight doubt in the mind of the researcher, but the most compelling piece of evidence is an account of the removal of shingles from the roof of the Cannongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh (built in 1591) (FIGURE 6), in the late 19th century and their replacement with slates (Smith 1873: 162-4).
Staunton's functional relation to Madge Wildfire is signalled early in the book when he appears at the prison, the Edinburgh Tolbooth, called The Heart of Midlothian, dressed in Madge's clothes.
Backed by a four-piece band, the performance - first played at Oran Mor's Play, Pie and Pint before this year's Edinburgh Fringe - had the audience on their feet as thrilling performances of her greatest hits such as A Piece of My Heart and Mercedes Benz threatened to shake the city's Tolbooth Steeple outside.
Frontman Bobby Gillespie tells us why in an incendiary interview2&3 We caught up with the songwriter, appearing during April at Kirkwall Arts Centre (26), Ullapool Village Hall (27), An Lanntair Stornoway (29), then in May Dunfermline's Carnegie Hall (May 1), Gardyne THEATRE Dundee (3), Stirling Tolbooth (4) with support from My Darling Clementine.
Dock worker's son Rankin, originally from Cardenden in Fife, wed Miranda, 50, in 1986 at Greyfriar's Tolbooth and Highland Kirk in Edinburgh.
Alison Elliot, elder and session clerk of Greyfriars, Tolbooth and Highland Kirk, Edinburgh, is the moderator designate of the 2004 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
The former Stirling Council leader was back in the city to officially open the pounds 6million Tolbooth arts and visitors centre.
In 1735 he was laid under the lesser excommunication, in 1737 under the greater and in 1738 he was imprisoned in the Tolbooth where he died in 1744.
CHAIN REACTION CHAIN REACTION Scotland's David Miller coming down High Street past the Tolbooth in Glasgow during the British National Road Championships last year
Art for art's sake You can also see the work of Kircudbright's most famous painters at the Tolbooth Art Centre.