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The Isle of Skye in 1882-1883
Illustrated by a full report of the trials or the Braes and Glendale Crofters at Inverness and Edinburgh and an Introductory chapter by Alexander MacKenzie, FSA Scot. (1883)


CONTENTS

Introduction
  General Remarks.
  Sleat and Strath.
  Bracadale.
  Glendale.
  Dr. Martin’s Estate.
  Dunvegan.
  Watemish.
  Grishomish and Lyndale.
  Kilmuir—Maj or Fraser’s.
  The Brave Old Crofter.
  Eviction Results in Skye.
  Rent'of Benlee paid by Malcolm Mackenzie.
  Liberation of the Glendale Martyrs.
  The Scotsman in the Scales.
  Patrick Sellar’s Trial.
  Lord Napier as Chairman of the Royal Commission.

The Social Revolution in the Braes:—

The Braes Crofters and Lord Macdonald.
The Glendale Crofters and their Grievances.
Dr. Nicol Martin’s Estate Management.
Burning of the First Summonses in the Braes.
March of the Dismal Brigade, and Battle of the Braes.
Charge of the Skye Brigade.
Arrest and Trial of the Braes Crofters.
The Accused in the Prison of Inverness.
They are Committed for Trial and Bailed out.
Reception on their arrival at Portree.
Refusal of Trial by Jury.
Agent’s Letter to the Lord-Advocate.
Questions in the House of Commons and Lord Advocate’s Reply.
Reflections suggested by his Lordship’s Refusal.
Protest by seven Members of Parliament in the Times.
The Trial is commenced before Sheriff Blair—the Indictment.
The Jurisdiction of the Court objected to and sustained.
The Charge of Deforcement objected to—found Irrelevant—Prisoners only charged with a Common Assault.
Evidence for the Prosecution.
Prisoners’ Declarations.
Evidence for the Defence.
Mr. Kenneth Macdonald’s Address for the Accused.
Sheriff Blair’s Judgment and Sentence.
Fines Paid, and the Men Liberated.

The Autumn Campaign:—

Service of Writs at Gedintaillear in September.
The Sheriff Officers again in the Braes.
Lord Macdonald visits the Braes.
Proposal to send a Military Force.
Final attempt to Serve the Writs.
Effect of Courier Special Correspondence.
Munificent offer by Malcolm Mackenzie, and Correspondence.
Military force refused—Letter from the Lord-Advocate.
Meeting of Police Committee for the County.
Meeting of Commissioners of Supply—Report by Sheriff Ivory.
Police authorities throughout the country refuse Police aid.
Settlement of the Braes Dispute.

The Social Revolution in Glendale:—

The Glendale Crofters’ case in the Court of Session.
Alleged Deforcement of Sheriff Officer.
Gunboat and Government Official in Glendale.
Meeting of the people with Government Official.
John Macpherson and two others surrender and go to Edinburgh.
They are arrested, on the way, in Glasgow.
They appear before the Court of Session.
Answers to the Charges made against them.
The Trial before Lord Shand.
Dean of Faculty’s Address before the First Division.
Judgment and Sentence.
The men in Calton Jail—Mistake by Prison Officials.
The Author visits them in Prison.
Professor Blackie’s Opinion on their Case.
The Scotsman attacks the Professor; is Bearded and Replied to.
The Greenock Telegraph on the Sentence and on the Scotsman.
Attempted Eviction of 400 people from Glendale.
The Sheriff Officer turns tail.
Royal Commission granted to Inquire into the Grievances of the People, and how it was obtained
Its Composition.
Concluding Remarks on Skye.

The Trial of Patrick Sellar

For Culpable Homicide and Fire-Raising—Full Report—with Preface by Alexander Mackenzie, F.S.A., Scot.


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