Old Selkirk Prison

History & Heritage
The library was once Selkirk's Prison

About Old Selkirk Prison

At the arched gateway on the right is the stone entrance to the old Selkirk Prison, which was built in 1803 to replace the tollbooth. It was bought in 1886 by local historian Thomas Craig Brown who converted it and added a Reading Room. He presented the building to Selkirk for use as a library and this remains its current use. Above the gateway is a carving of the Burgh Seal depicting the Virgin and child and a building, which would represent the long-lost Selkirk Abbey.
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