HC Deb 26 August 1887 vol 320 c5
DR. R. MAODONALD (ROSS and Cromarty)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he is aware that a remonstrance was sent to the Chief Constable at Dingwall on 1st September, 1886, signed by seven of the crofters at Lochgarrabhinch (or Achmore), Uig, Lewis, as to the conduct of Police Constable John MacIver stationed there, complaining that the most of his time was spent in the rearing of sheep on the moor for which these crofters pay rent, and in worrying those crofters' sheep by his sheep dog; whether an inquiry was made as to the truth of these allegations, and with what results; and, whether the estate officials have assorted that MacIver has no right to have any sheep on these lands?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

Due inquiry was made in September last into the allegations made in the hon. Member's Question, and they were found to be groundless. The estate officials have made no such assertion as is contained in the last paragraph.