HC Deb 27 March 1907 vol 171 c1821
MR. ANNAN BRYCE (Inverness Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the late Mr. Kenneth Cameron, after having been tenant for thirty-eight years of a croft on the Newhall estate of Mr. Shaw Mackenzie at Alness Ferry, Ross-shire, received notice to quit next Whitsunday on the ground of his advanced age; that a similar notice has since his death been given to his sons; that Mr. Cameron, without any assistance from his landlord, reclaimed the whole of the farm from the moor, drained it, fenced it, and erected all the buildings upon it; and that he and his sons offered to pay nearly quadruple the existing rent; and whether he will consider the desirability of introducing into the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill a clause providing a remedy in cases of this kind.


I have no information in regard to this case other than that now furnished by my hon. friend's Question. The facts as stated present a very hard case; and I regret that so far it has not seemed possible to provide protection for such cases in the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill.