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The Tolbooth - Jailors Room
This large room formed the jailor's quarters. Imprisonment was rare in medieval Aberdeen. It was regarded as expensive and usually preceded sentencing. Executions were rare and carried out solely by order of the Privy Council in Edinburgh. The town's executioner was primarily responsible for overseeing the scourging, whipping and 'tormenting' of criminals. This would include an element of public humiliation. It was likely that this room was occasionally used for prison accommodation.