March, 1847 - March 1847

A party of farm servants went to the public house in Shandwick, amongst them was George Murray, a 19 year old youth from Beachanlochan in the Parish of Fearn. George was of weak intellect, the others started to ply with whisky. It is thought he drank 15 whiskies and became insensible. He was taken home in his master’s cart but never recovered and died on Sunday morning. The police are looking at the circumstances of his death.