Tolbooth Art Centre

Dumfries & Galloway

As well as catering for today's local artists and holding a cinema, this centre has an exhibition on the history of the town's artistic development. The place is as interesting for the building itself as for the artistic works on display: it's one of the oldest and best-preserved tolbooths (a building that served as both town hall and courthouse in Scottish towns) in the country. There are interpretative signboards to explain its past.