The Tolbooth Is Reborn
IN days gone by, every Scottish burgh had a tollbooth which provided a council meeting chamber, court house and jail. A few remain and still play a major role.
Stirling’s Tolbooth is now a multi-purpose venue for music, performance, exhibitions and art classes. The former courtroom is the main auditorium, the robing room has become a bar and the old council chamber is a high-quality restaurant.
“The Tolbooth has a varied year-round programme offering music from around the world as well as homegrown talent and emerging artists,” says marketing officer Katie Davies. “The mix is varied including trad, indie, musical theatre, jazz, blues, rock, classical and comedy. There’s also an extensive range of courses and classes for children, adults and young people.