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Refurbishment Closes Inveraray Jail for First Time in 21 Years

20 December 2010

From Tuesday 4th to Saturday 15th January 2011, the  Jail will close its doors to the public as improvements are made to the building.  This will be the first time the 19th century courthouse and prison has closed for more than one day since it re-opened as a visitor attraction 21 years ago in 1989…. Read More

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Showtime for Burke and Hare at Inveraray Jail

28 October 2010

The life and death masks of famous 19th century serial killers, William Burke & William Hare, are now on show at Scotland’s spookiest prison Inveraray Jail, in time for Halloween weekend.   The two plaster head masks, along with a hangman’s noose, were discovered at the jail last year following the clear out of an old… Read More

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Inveraray Jail Prison Records Go Digital for Education

24 September 2010

Records holding details of over 4000 prisoners who served sentences at Inveraray Jail between 1820 and 1890 have become available in a child friendly digital format for use in primary education. Ictopus, a free web based information communications technology (ICT) support service for primary education, has prepared a new teaching resource which uses the jail… Read More

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Loved Up Visitors Reveal Partner is First Choice Cellmate

13 August 2010

An on-going visitor poll at the Jail, has estimated that the majority of its visitors over the last 18 months would most like to share a cell with their spouse or partner. The poll gives visitors to the 19th century courthouse and living prison in Argyll the opportunity to reveal who they would most like… Read More

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60 Million to Watch Jail on Russian TV Show

22 July 2010

Inveraray Jail is set to appear on TV3, a major Russian cable TV channel, following a special visit from their film crew. The Jail will feature on the channel’s new travel guide show. The channel, which reaches 60 million viewers in Russia, regularly features programmes devoted to myths, legends and traditions from places all over… Read More

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A mythic descent: fish drops from Heaven

02 June 2010

Prison warder Adam Trela witnessed an unusual fish, 60cm long, fall from the sky this morning (1st June) into the grounds of the Jail. It is assumed to have been dropped by a sea bird. Alex Blackman, manager of the neighbouring Sea Life Sanctuary in Oban, identified the fish as a red bandfish (Cepola rubescens)…. Read More

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Sponsored Lock-In for Pipe Band at Inveraray Jail

27 May 2010

With a view to raising  funds for the band, 15 brave people from Inveraray & District’s Grade 1 band agreed to spend the night in the reputedly very haunted Inveraray Jail. T.V.s “Most Haunted” programme had visited the Jail previously and the experts had encountered a great deal of ghostly goings-on! However the young pipers… Read More

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Inveraray Jail’s Got Talent!

21 May 2010

The Jail has begun its search for budding actors as the Inveraray Jail School Competition gets underway. The prison matron and one of the jail’s prisoners will escape for five days across the next two weeks to embark on an exciting school roadshow.  The two jail guides, who will also be judging the competition, are… Read More

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Inveraray Jail Break Race: First Place Females Dominate 6.5km Race Records

10 May 2010

On Sunday 9th May 2010, keen runners fled from prison as the Inveraray Jail Break race returned to Argyll for a second year.  First place male category winners failed to beat last year’s records whilst all three first place female category winners beat the records. Thirty-four runners from near and far set off from Inveraray… Read More

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Visitors to Scotland’s Favourite Jail Help Predict Election

20 April 2010

Inveraray Jail, a 19th century prison, museum and popular visitor attraction in Argyll, is running an election opinion poll in a quest to predict who the winning party will be. Voting forms are currently on display throughout the jail showing images of the party leaders behind bars, including Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg. … Read More

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