Making the Lochgelly Tawse
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The Tawse was the Scottish education system’s corporal punishment weapon of choice

An essential part of the teacher’s trade, the tawse was the Scottish education system’s corporal punishment weapon of choice against unruly students.

Based in Lochgelly, Fife, John J Dick Leather Goods were teacher’s preferred suppliers of the tawse.

Growing up in Scotland- A Century of Childhood is on BBC Two Scotland at 21:00 on Thursday 23 February