Lairg (1841)

Old and young flocked in such numbers to the catechist's (John Macdonald) meetings that accommodation became a problem. On occasions, the cattle had to be driven out from the byre-end of Macdonald's house (divided from living quarters by a wattled partition), so that their stalls might be used to seat those who could not get into the house proper and there they sat on pieces of bog pine or windlings of straw. The unusually high attendances were attributed partly to the wave of spiritual life passing over many districts in the Highlands at the time, and partly to the catechist's own warm, spiritual manner in the conducting of the duties of his office.

Thanks to Tom Lennie's, 'Land of Many Revivals', page 437-8.


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I do not know where the meetings took place.

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