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Order In the Court

Tain Sheriff Court House is one of the earliest purpose-built court houses in Scotland being built in 1848/49 and is prominently situated on Tain High Street. This building is highly distinctive with a considerable amount of decorative detailing to the exterior and interior and unusually incorporates an 18th century tolbooth into its design (the original tolbooth was first built in 1630 but was destroyed in a fire).

Come along to our author event in the Sheriff Court House on Saturday 16th September in the afternoon, enter by the arched doorway in the tollbooth just beside the Old Mercat Cross and under the niche containing the lion rampant. Soak up the history of this magnificent venue while listening to a fascinating talk from an intriguing author.

We are extremely grateful to have been granted permission, once again, to use this amazing building as a venue during the festival.



Tain High Street

No food or drink allowed in the building.

Toilets available

Stairs up to the courtroom but please get in touch with any particular accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate them. A lift is available but please make request beforehand.

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