What I said there basically was it took an awful lot for law-abiding people to break the law, they were at the end of their tether. And there’s one story my father told me that one of the so-called raiders had actually been to Stornoway, cos his mother was from the other end of Point, to pick up medicine and he was grabbed along with the actual raiders. I’m just saying how amazing it must have been, you know, the strength of feeling in these people who by and large were probably church going people to know that they were breaking the law. And the build up to it was that there were meetings held and of course the military heard the feeling of unrest, not just on Lewis but throughout the Highlands.

  • Alasdair Macleod
Monday 15th February 2010