During the winter of 1844, and the spring of 1845, the Rev. Peter M'Bride, of Rothesay, went down to Knapdale weekly, where a very deep impression was made. "Every new visit he paid he heard of new cases of awakening, and that among some who had scoffed at the beginning. Between 200 and 300 had been brought under serious religious impressions; of these a portion had found peace in Christ. There had been no going back—rather it was found that some who were doubtful at first got more decided. There had been outcries and bodily agitation, but these were not the leading features. There was weeping, however, to an extent he had never witnessed. They readily acknowledged that the cause of this was sin. He was Happy to say that their religious characters were emerging beautifully. There was a humbleness, a self. abasement, a love of the Saviour, and devotedness to the glory of God, which it was delightful to witness. The people were altogether far from extravagance. The only means he used was the open preaching of the gospel."'
‘Revivals in the Highlands and Islands’ by Alexander Macrea – Republished in 1998 by Tentmaker Publications.
This was within the Free Church and at this date no new church had been built for them.