HC Deb 03 February 1893 vol 8 c397
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromartie)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the case of Alexander Macrae, who, between Thursday, 26th January, and Tuesday, 31st January last, was mobbed in Plockton, Ross-shire, had to barricade himself in his bedroom, was refused police protection, and ultimately ejected from his lodgings through terrorism, was for safety taken by his friends at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night to Strome Ferry, where he arrived, at 1 a.m., and sought the shelter of the police station there for the rest of the night; and whether steps have been taken to provide protection for him, in order that he may be able to follow his ordinary cal ling in the village of Plockton?

*THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. B. BALFOUR) (Clackmannan, &c.)

My attention was called to certain statements relating to this matter, and I immediately telegraphed directing that an official Report should he sent to me in regard to it. I have received a telegram briefly stating the result of the inquiry, and mentioning that a full Report is being forwarded by post. When that Report is received steps appropriate to the circumstances which it may disclose will at once be taken.