1849 - Sgeamaichean Obrach (1849 – 50) – Work Schemes (1849 – 50)

“There was draining and trenching done … it began in the Spring of 1849 but interrupted by the Spring culture of 1850; then by the fishing at home; then by the Caithness herring fishing, to which eight or nine villagers went, then by harvest work … old men and twenty women and children worked at roads for committee-meal.”

Donald MacDonald, Mangersta, Sir John MacNeil Report 1851