HC Deb 07 March 1889 vol 333 c1143
DR. M'DONALD (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to a recent criminal trial at Stornoway, against Mr. Donald MacRae, schoolmaster, of Balallan, and others, for the expulsion of intruders from a meeting of the Highland Land League, after notice had been given to the said intruders to retire; whether the Sheriff dismissed the complaint as unfounded, and characterized the alleged offence as unknown to the law of Scotland; whether the Procurator Fiscal, or his deputy, at whose instance the complaint was raised, are agents fur Lady Matheson, the proprietrix of the island; whether, in view of the fact that the complaint was instituted either from ignorance of the law or otherwise, any notice has been taken of the conduct of the Procurator Fiscal or his deputy; and, whether, as the machinery of the Criminal Court has been improperly set in motion, it is intended to make any compensation or redress to Mr. MacRae and the other defendants?


I must ask the hon. Member to repeat the Question, as there has not been time to make the necessary inquiries.