At Chapel of Garioch, Banchory, &c., the Lord has been working, but with much power at Chapel of Garioch; and I believe that there is not a parish around it but has its awakened ones. The truth that above all others seems to be owned is you are lost. A Saviour has been provided. It is your duty to accept Him.
. An awakening took place in the Free Church of Garioch in August, 1859. Mr. Matheson was present when the work began. "Mr. Matheson was engaged to preach here on the evening of August 4th, 1859, Mr. Bain being then in Ireland, drawn over by the great revival there. Some days before, I received an intimation from Mr. Radcliffe of his willingness to come and address our people, and spend some time here, which being accepted, Mr. Matheson's previous engagement proved a very gracious arrangement in providence for leading him to be present, and giving his most valuable assistance on that remarkable night of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the people gathered from the surrounding district, his previous knowledge of not a few of them giving him an advantage in dealing with the many souls awakened on that memorable occasion."After the market-preaching began, Mr. Matheson came to us for several years on the Sabbath nearest the Whit¬sunday and Martinmas terms. These visits were looked forward to with desire, and much prized by our people.”
From Matheson's biography page 144/5