HC Deb 12 May 1914 vol 62 cc924-5

asked the Secretary for Scotland what actually transpired in the island of Taransay; whether there was any raid; and, if so, what was its nature?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

Ten cottars took possession, without permission, of an area about two or three acres of the farm of Taransay, and prepared it for cultivation. I understand that they have been allowed to grow potatoes on the farm in the past, but that hitherto they have each year obtained the permission of the farmer. I do not anticipate that the farmer will make any trouble about the matter.