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The 'Juggs', Kilmaurs

Period:
19th Century
Description:
The former Parish Council chambers in Kilmaurs is known today as the 'jugs', due to the 'Juggs', or iron collar which can still be seen today dangling on a length of chain from the buildings outside wall.  They were used for public humiliation in much the same way as the more familiar 'stocks'.  Their last recorded use was for a woman accused of theft in 1812.  Other crimes included 'brekkin the Sabbath' and being 'o'er tak'n wi' drink', and cursing or swearing.
Place of Production:
Kilmaurs
Materials/Media:
glass plate slide
Source:
Kilmaurs Library
Digital Number:
EAGP022n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council