HC Deb 26 March 1901 vol 91 cc1367-8
MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Congested Districts Board have succeeded in acquiring land from Lady Gordon Cathcart to relieve the congestion among the crofters and cottars in the Island of Barra.


The land in Barra which has been purchased by the Congested Districts Board from Lady Gordon Cathcart includes North-bay, Groan, Cliat, and Ardveenish, approximately about 3,000 acres, with complete possession of a great portion of it during the present year.