HC Deb 10 February 1887 vol 310 c1085
DR. R. MACDONALD (Ross and Cromarty)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether, considering that there are thousands of boys and young men in Lewis willing and anxious to enter the Naval Reserve, he will entertain the idea of having a training ship stationed in Stornoway, or cruising about the Highland ports, as recommended by the Crofters' Commission?


There is a battery at present stationed at Stornoway for the purpose of receiving and training volunteers for the Royal Naval Reserve, and that has proved hitherto quite sufficient for all purposes. Therefore, it is not proposed to provide a training ship, as suggested in the Question. As many men as are wanted for the Second Class Reserve can now be obtained.