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Moray residents are being put behind bars… not for a crime but as part of Doors Open Day

Elgin Sheriff Court
Elgin Sheriff Court

Law-abiding Moray residents are being offered the chance to spend time in the cells and the dock at Elgin Sheriff Court as part of a new initiative.

The venue will welcome visitors for a series of tours this morning and afternoon as part of a Doors Open Day taking place across the region.

Guests will be able to explore parts of the building which are normally out of bounds to members of the public.

Sheriff Clerk Depute, Iain MacArthur said that many residents had never visited a court, and harboured a degree of “intrigue” about what took place inside the building.

Mr MacArthur will lead guests around the 19th-century premises between 10am and 2pm – with the last tour commencing at 1.30pm.

He added: “We have held events like this before, and they are usually very busy as people are quite intrigued about what happens in a court.

“They are getting access to normally private areas which is appealing.

“There will be a relaxed atmosphere and we will be happy to answer any questions on the court process.”

Visitors will be able to see the jury room and sheriff’s office, and even pose for pictures perched in the sheriff’s chair overlooking the expansive room.

They will also glimpse the fate which befalls those who end up on the wrong side of the law, with a look at the cells and the G4S security van used to transport accused parties to and from prison.

Sixteen properties across Moray are taking part in today’s event, which has been organised by the Elgin Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme and the local authority.

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