Dunoon Burgh Hall


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Land donated as site for a Burgh Hall

John MacArthur Moir of Milton and Hillfoot donates land at Gallowhill in Dunoon for the building of a Burgh Hall. In the same year he shoots himself for unknown reasons. McArthur Moir of Milton Vs Mackintosh Nearly 200 years ago the main road towards the Clyde stopped at Moir Street.…
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Police Commissioners agree to build a hall for the Burgh

The Dunoon Burgh Police Commissioners use a variety of locations for their meetings, including the pier waiting room. In 1871 they decide to pursue the idea of building a new hall for the Burgh of Dunoon.

The town of Dunoon is awarded Burgh status
The town of Dunoon is awarded Burgh status

Dunoon was awarded Burgh status in 1868 under The Police and General Improvements (Scotland) Act 1862: ‘An Act to make more effectual Provision for regulating the Police of Towns and populous Places in Scotland, and for lighting, cleansing, paving, draining supplying Water to and improving the same, and also for…
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