Discipline stool

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From Monzie, Perthshire

Postcard of Discipline stool.
© National Museums Scotland

Discipline stool

This discipline stool is from Monzie in Perthshire. If the Kirk Session found someone guilty in matters of public morality, the punishment was to be placed on the stool and be publicly rebuked by the minister in front of the congregation.

Stool of discipline, from Monzie, Perthshire

Kirk Sessions worked hard to impose the standards of public morality. They investigated sins such as swearing, gossiping and Sabbath-breaking, and were particularly concerned with the sexual behaviour of the congregation.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-360-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MR 41
Date: 17th or 18th century
Dimensions: 435 mm H x 560 mm L x 205 mm W
What: Stool, discipline
Subject: Instruments, of torture (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Monzie
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