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Flogging stand

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Flogging stand

The flogging stand in Govan Police Station, late 19th century.

The stand was designed to hold the offender securely in place with leather straps while he was beaten on the back with a cat o' nine tails. Corporal punishment was abolished in Scotland in 1948.

Reference: 660.82.100

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
birching, corporal punishment, flogging stands, Govan Police Station



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