The Provost’s Lamp Post

It used to be that towns and cities were run by their own locally elected councils. The head of the council was known as the Provost or, in the case of cities, the Lord Provost.

The Provost's Lamp Post at Brechin Cathedral

The Provost’s Lamp Post at Brechin Cathedral

It was customary to have a very ornate lamp post situated outside the Provost’s home. The one used in Brechin is now in the kirkyard, to the right of the path leading to the Cathedral entrance.

Photo by Douglas White

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