May, 1898 - May 1898

Up before the Sheriff in Tain were, William John Ross, son of William Ross, fisherman, Kenneth Ross, son of the widow Ross, William Skinner, son of William Skinner, fisherman, Hugh Ross, son of David Ross, fisherman, Alexander John MacLeod, son of Julia Morrison, spinster, and Alexander Vass, son of David Vass [Valt], fisherman, all Shandwick. They all pleaded guilty to recklessly setting fire to whins on a Balintore farm whereby both cover and pasture were destroyed. On account of their youthful age all were dismissed with an admonition.