The fine tollbooth dominates the town. It replaced the ‘old tower’ which was the town gaol. The 'Lockerbie nick' was something quite different – in the final battle between the feuding Johnstone and Maxwell clans in 1593, many of the defeated Maxwells had their ears sliced off – a custom known as the Lockerbie nick.
In 2009 Al Megrahi, suffering from terminal cancer, was released on compassionate grounds and later died in his native Lybia.
A sulphur spring, found near Moffat, just a few miles further north, in 1630 put the little town on the map and it gained attraction as a spa town. It is popular with walkers in the nearby hills and is a popular stop for holiday coaches. This fascinating little town is full of interesting curiosities.
This exact replica of a 1944 Mk1x Supermarine Spitfire PT462 can be seen in the garden of a small bungalow in Moffat.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding, C in C of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain was born in Moffat and his house there is now part of a sheltered housing complex. The owner of the Spitfire intends to leave the model to Dowding House and the people of Moffat as a lasting memorial.
The Three Wise Monkeys don't seem to be too impressed by their neighbour.