Stories From the Toll Houses
Scotland's toll roads played an influential role in many of the cultural and social transformations of their day. At a grass roots level, the toll roads have an exciting and chequered history. Here are a handful of stories from the toll houses to breathe a little intrigue into Scotlands forgotten roads.
A Drink at the Bar?
How Scotland's toll houses doubled up as local pubs and gained quite a notorious reputation.
A Beggar's Highway
Oppressive for the rich, liberation for the poor. The class dimension to Scotland's toll roads.
The Haunted Toll House
A local spook story of one of Scotland's most northerly toll houses. This one's a bit of a 'toll' story!
'A New Earth'
How Scotland's toll roads played an important role in changing Scotland's landscape forever.
A Riot in Duns
The story of a fierce riot against the toll roads in Duns. Rioting, bonfires, jailbreaks and all in one week!
For more information of Scotland's toll roads, check out the toll road project or mapping page.