The Jougs at Killallan.
“REFERRING to the article on Killallan by Mr. Mackinlay (p. 253, supra), I recollect about the year 1845 being taken across the moors from Kilmalcolm by the Rev. T. Brydson, then minister of Kilmalcolm, to the ruined church of the united parishes of Houston and Killallan in order to see a pair of jougs attached to the church. The writer makes no reference to these. The only places where I still know of jougs are West Kilbride and Kilmaurs. In the former a collar is made for adults and a narrower one for boys.
TYNRON. J. SHAW.”