The 'Juggs', Kilmaurs

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.
Object no :
EAGP022n
Creator :
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Place of Production :
Kilmaurs
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NA
Materials :
glass plate slide
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