Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Pronounced (kir-coo-bree). It was made a royal burgh in 1453 and has a combination of Medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings. Known as an artist community, it is also the only working harbour left on the Solway (the firth or bays long the coast border of Scotland and England). And it's lovely!
built between 1625 and 1629 and served not only as the tolbooth, but also the council offices, the burg and sheriff courts, the criminal prison and the debtors' prison. One of the most famous prisoners was John Paul Jones, hero of the American navy, who was born in nearby Kirkbean. Now it is an artist gallery and shop. The yellow building to the left is the tolbooth house where the keeper would have lived.