Edinburgh – The Museum on the Mound (Night Watchman’s Chair)

Back when the Museum on the Mound was the Head Office of the Bank of Scotland, this was the chair they provided the night watchman with to ensure no little burglaries happened overnight. In the style of an Orkney chair it was apparently used for many years and these were often designed so that they sloped forwards, making it harder for the night watchman to fall asleep. The Bank of Scotland appear to have been kinder as the seat looks relatively comfortable.