Saturday, 10 December 2011

Lady Matheson gives away some land

Scottish Highlander, 1 January 1886
Lady Matheson of the Lewis and Her Crofters

Lady Matheson has made a fair step in the right direction, having re-lotted part of the Portdue forest which was cultivated many years ago by a happy and contented race of tenantry. A number of Lochsmen have now got lands at fair rent. It is to be hoped that this is but the forerunner of a large scheme of reform in connection with the estate management of the Lewis.


I take Portdue Forest to be the present-day Eishken Estate, bearing in mind the reference to past tenants. 

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