October, 1898 - October 1898

Hugh Ross, quarrier, Balintore, charged with ” furious driving of a horse and cart ”, pleaded guilty under extenuateing circumstances. He had bought the horse the day before and when he asked it to go it took off at a furious gallop and refused to stop and when it did stop it refused to budge again. Hugh Ross sold the horse the next day, when asked by the Sheriff if the new owner could control the horse, Hugh suggested the new owner should sell it as quickly as possible. Fined 5 shillings [25p] or 24 hours prison.