The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
(From Rev. Alex. Munro, Glasgow.)
As one of the Committee of the Free Presbytery of Kintyre appointed to examine schools, I two years successively examined the school at Killean taught by Mr. Wm, B. Mackay, and had page 9 every reason to be satisfied with the efficiency of the master. The pupils were examined in Greek, Latin, Mathematics (Algebra and the elements of Euclid), Arithmetic, History, Geography, Grammar; and such other collateral branches as are usually taught in the best schools; and the appearance they made left no room to doubt that Mr. Mackay is an able and successful teacher. He is well acquainted with the modern system of teaching generally practised in Normal Schools and Training Colleges, and possesses a happy turn for communicating instruction to others. I have much pleasure in bearing my cordial testimony to Mr. Mackay's abilities as a teacher.
(Signed) Alex. Munro.Free Manse, Campbelltown,
12th October, 1861.