"Disturbances in Ross-shire"
This article was published in the 4 April, 1853 edition of "The Glagow Herald", noted as copied from the "Inverness
Disturbances in Ross-shire. --- A series of deforcements of officers of the
law have lately taken place in one of the districts of the county of Ross. The first was in the caase of distraining for poor
rates. The officers despatched for the purpose were resisted by the people of the village of Ullapool, and forced to retreat.
Subsequently officers were sent to apprehend the parties concerned in the deforcements, but they were also driven off and
compelled to relinquish their duty. In the parish of Lochbroom similar scenes occurred on the occasion of executing some
warrants for the removal on the estate of the Marquis and Marchioness of Stafford. The noble proprietors, desiring to make
some new arrangement of the farms, wish to locate the people on some other part of the estate, but not to put them off the
property. The people, however, resist all interference, and have twice this season deforced the officer, who went to deliver
the notices of removal. On Thursday last the Sheriff-Substitute accompanied the officer with the summonses, but they were met
by a body of about 100 people, who seized the officer, and his summonses being taken from him, were burned by the women
present. The number of persons sought to be removed consists of sixteen families. --- Inverness Courier
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