A meeting was held in the U.P. Hall, Balintore with a view to start a reading room in the villages. D.S Ross, student, Brompton Cottage, Mr. Wallace, Tullich, Andrew Ross, student, all spoke of the benefits of a reading room. A committee was formed, Mr. Wallace, farmer, Tullich, M. Fletcher, baker, T. Vass, tailor, James Ross, merchant, A. Vass, D. Vass and J. Vass, all fishermen. Premises are being sought on John Street, Balintore and £6 has already been raised for books.