Photocopied petition dated 19/11/1892 to the County Clerk from a group of Tiree cottars.

Petition dated 19/11/1892 to Argyll County Council from a group of cottars from Balemartine, Mannal, Balinoe and Barrapol, all wanting to rent land under the Small Holdings Scotland Act of 1892.


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Acquiring legal rights to land in 1892

Before the Small Holdings (Scotland) Act was passed by government in 1892, crofters and cottars throughout the Highlands and Islands had very few legal rights or security. This petition to rent land, signed in November 1892 by a group of cottars from Barrapol, Balinoe, Balemartine and Mannal, shows that Tiree folk quickly made use of the new laws.
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 3: drawer 1
Current Location: normal location

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