Disregarding parental authority in Scotland was frequently the cause of young folk being punished by the jougs, and in other ways.
At Merton, Berwickshire, the jougs may be seen at the church.
jougs, joogz, n. an iron neck-ring that constituted the old Scottish pillory.
This may be safely assumed that formerly the jougs were affixed at the end of the chain.
The jougs belonging to the parish of Galashiels are preserved at Abbotsford.
"On the look of the man I would give him the jougs," said he.