Duke of Buccleuch opens the Tolbooth

One of Dalkeith’s oldest buildings, the 17th Century Tolbooth, has been re-opened by the Duke of Buccleuch, following the completion of a £220,000 six month repair and restoration project.

Situated at 176-180 High Street, the Tolbooth, which was the focal point of the town from medieval times until the 19th Century, was in need of urgent repair as hard cement render and mortar pointing had badly damaged the front and rear of the building.

The Duke of Buccleuch opens the refurbished Tollbooth at 176-180 High Street, Dalkeith

The Duke of Buccleuch opens the refurbished Tollbooth at 176-180 High Street, Dalkeith

The restoration was carried out under the Dalkeith THI/CARS (Townscape Heritage Initiative and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) grant programme.

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