The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
(Extract from the Record of the Free Presbytery of Kintyre). "Campbelltown, 8th March, 1861
8th March, 1861.
"Which day the Free Presbytery of Kintyre met and was constituted. Inter alia, a minute of a congregational meeting held at Killean, for the purpose of electing a teacher for the school there, was produced, bearing that Mr. William Bruce Mackay was elected to that office on the 20th day of October last.
"Mr. Mackay being introduced, was examined on his knowledge of English, English Grammar, Geography, Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Latin, and Greek, with which examination the Presbytery was highly satisfied, and the Presbytery did and hereby do admit the said Mr. Mackay, in terms of the Act of Assembly, to the office of master of the school at Killean, and to all the privileges and emoluments belonging to that office."
Extracted from the Record of the Free Presbytery of Kintyre by
(Signed) John M'Murchy,Presbytery Clerk.