Uig Baptists (1838)




During 1838 and 1839 there was a smallpox epidemic on the island, consequently many died. At about this time, the minister, Angus Ferguson wrote, ''There is at present a great revival in Uig; the appearance is more promising than any I have ever yet seen. I saw a revival in Mull and in different other places, but although the appearance in Mull was truly glorious and proved so, yet it was not so promising as the revival here ... Sabbath last we had three additions of young but married men. After preaching to an audience of about 400, we went to the bank of a small river in the neighbourhood. The congregation stood silent and composed on both sides ... There is a great reformation in this place ... '

From ‘The Skye Revivals,’ by Steve Taylor, published by New Wine Press, p76-7.

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I do not know where the Baptists met.