1872 - An Teileagraf air a Stèidheachadh – Telegraph was Established

“Her Majesty’s Postmaster General has called the attention of this department to the wanton injury occasioned to the telegraph wires by throwing stones at the insulators.

It is found that while most of the damage is done by mischievous persons, much of it is caused by schoolchildren who …. are not perhaps aware that they render themselves liable to imprisonment, and possibly to flogging.

from a notice from the Scotch Education Department, Whitehall to Lochcroistean School”

Post increased in frequency. Postmen walked on foot to remote areas like Ceannresort and Àrd Bheag several times a week.

‘Calum Iain na Cliobhe’ Malcolm Maclennan