Stow Town Hall

History & Heritage
Stow Town Hall was built in 1857 in the Scottish Baronial style by Mitchell Innes the local landowner who had intended to develop Stow into a holiday town.

About Stow Town Hall

Stow Town Hall was built in 1857 in the Scottish Baronial style by Mitchell Innes the local landowner who had intended to develop Stow into a holiday town for Edinburgh. Many houses were demolished for the plan to go ahead and the town hall was built as compensation. Due to a collapse in a Glasgow bank the plan to develop Stow did not go ahead but the people of the village were left with a handsome town hall with a library in the Reading Room. The Reading Room now houses a local history room and archive run by the Gala Water History and Heritage Association. The Reading Room is open most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9.30 and 12.30 and 2pm and 4pm. The archive holds various items such as photographs, local accounts, textile samples from Stow Mill and much more

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