HC Deb 17 April 1888 vol 324 c1480
DR. R. MACDONALD (Ross and Cromarty)

asked the Lord Advocate, If it is true, as reported in The Scottish Highlander of this week, that the first cases to be heard at the opening of the Land Court at Gairloch, on Monday morning next, refer to crofters resident at a distance of 16 to 18 miles from the place where the Court is to be held; and, if so, whether some arrangement could be made by which cases near the Court were taken at the beginning of the sitting, so that reasonable facilities might be given to people who have to travel such long distances to put in an appearance later on in the day?

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

, in reply, said, the greatest distance crofters had to come for the Court yesterday was eight miles—six by road, and two by boat—not 16 or 18, as stated by The Scottish Highlander. All those cited appeared in good time, made no complaint of inconvenience, gave their evidence, and were free to return home before 4 o'clock, and would reach home long before darkness set in.