Stornoway Gazette, 17 May 1940

Some of the people of Crowlista were the spectators of a very unusual sight last Tuesday.  While the 1pm news was being broadcast, a sheep belonging to Angus Matheson was labouring to give birth to quadruplets.  We regret that two of the lambs were dead on being delivered but the other two are doing well.  Triplest are rarely seen here and so far as we know this is the only instance of quadruplet lambs within living memory.  This sheep dropped twins the last two seasons.  She has no hand feeding to help her through the lean months of winter and spring.