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Remnants of a past age:

When land around the old fort was excavated to make way for the first rail line into Fort William in the 1890s, knives and bullet moulds were found in the old fort, as well as many objects relating to the town’s constables’ barracks.

Among our collection we have examples of tipstaffs, constables’ staves, handcuffs and even thumbscrews.

These are now housed in a specially reconstructed room in the Museum using panels from the Governor’s room at the old fort at Fort William – the room where the order was given for the notorious ‘Glencoe Massacre’.