HC Deb 31 March 1892 vol 3 cc360-1

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the litigation which has taken place between the Town Council of Dornoch and Captain Mackintosh of the Dornoch Volunteer Company, owing to the latter having repudiated the title of the former to the town links, whereon were erected some buildings belonging to the Volunteer Company, since removed by Captain Mackintosh; whether Captain Mackintosh acted under instructions from his superior officers in commencing litigation against the Town Council of Dornoch; whether it is the intention of the War Office authorities to cause Captain Mackintosh to restore these buildings; whether he is aware that in two actions tried before Sheriff Substitute Mackenzie decisions were given in favour of the Town Council, but on appeal to the Sheriff Principal the judgment of the Substitute was reversed, on the ground that the commanding officer of the district should be sued; and whether it is the intention of the War Office authorities to take such steps as will settle this contest?


I am aware that litigation took place, but I understand Captain Mackintosh did not initiate it, and that the decision on appeal is in his favour. It does not appear that houses were removed, but rather the rifle range, with butts, targets, and magazine. No further action is contemplated at the War Office.