HC Deb 12 February 1872 vol 209 c214

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he has received information of a riotous mob at Buckie, in the parish of Rathven, on the 6th instant, by which the meeting of the Parochial Board was prevented, and some members of it injured; and, whether he has taken any steps to punish the rioters, and to insure safety to members of the Board who may desire to attend its future meetings?


, in reply, said, he had not received official information of the riotous mob referred to, but having, in consequence of the Notice of that Question, caused inquiries to be made, he had learnt that several persons were in custody on account of those proceedings, which were in course of investigation by the local authorities.