Comann Eachdraichd Uig

1913 - Ruagadh na Riofadh – Reef Farm Raids

Reef Raiders, frustrated at undelivered promises of land, raid the farm and drive the farmer’s stock away.  They are tried in Edinburgh and jailed but a public outcry ensues and they return home as heroes

“In the winter of 1913 there were further raids on Reef farm. In the New Year of 1914 landless cottars raided the farm and turned the ground … interdicts were issued against them … they broke the interdicts and were cited to appear for trial in Edinburgh on the 19th of March. The men were sentenced to six weeks imprisonment.”

Crofting Files AF 67:59