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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 58

Report [of the Orkney and Zetland Association. 1885]

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Report of the Orkney and Zetland Association

Printed by Crawford & M'Cabe, 15 Queen Street. Edinburgh:

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  • The Right Hon. the Earl of Orkney.
  • The Right Hon. the Earl of Zetland.
  • The Hon. Lord Gifford.
  • David Balfour, Esq. of Balfour and Trenabie, Convener of Orkney.
  • Major Cameron of Garth and Annsbrae, Convener of Shetland.
  • Robert Baikie, Esq. of Tankerness, Vice-Lieutenant of Orkney.
  • John Pender, Esq. of Minard.
  • Samuel Laing, Esq. of Crook.


  • The Hon. John Charles Dundas of Papdale, Lord Lieutenant.


  • James, D. Marwick, Esq., LL.D., Town-Clerk of Glasgow.
  • Robert Brotchie, Esq. of Swannay.
  • Major-General F. W. Traill Burroughs of Veira, C.B.
  • Arthur James Hay, Esq., Lerwick.


  • Thomas Dishington, Merchant, Leith.
  • Gilbert Goudie, National Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh.
  • David Petrie, 28 Nelson Street, Edinburgh.
  • John A. Trail, LL.B., W.S., Edinburgh.
  • T. W. L. Spence, The Holms, Granton Road.
  • Thomas S. Clouston, M.D., Edinburgh.
  • David Ross, M.A., B.Sc., Glasgow.
  • The President of the Edinburgh Orkney and Shetland Literary Asociation.


  • John Davie, 13 Rankeillor Street, Edinburgh.


  • James Shand, Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh.


  • Peter Peace, Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh.

District Secretaries.

  • KirkwallR. G. W. Irvine, Banker.
  • StromnessJames Spence, Banker.
  • LerwickJames M. Goudie, Merchant.
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Sixteenth Annual Report of the Council of the Orkney and Zetland Association.

The Objects of the Association are
1.The Encouragement of Friendly Intercourse Amongst the Members; and
2.The Advancement of Education in the County by the Distribution of Prizes, Bursaries, or Otherwise.

Extract Rule VIII.—'Every Ordinary Member shall, on admission, pay the sum of Five Shillings for the year in which he is admitted, and thereafter an Annual Subscription of Five Shillings during the Membership. Every Honorary Member shall contribute Ten Shillings Annually to the Funds of the Association, or in lieu thereof, a single payment of Three Guineas. A single Payment of One Guinea shall constitute a Lady an Honorary Contributor. The Annual Subscriptions shall be payable on 1st January in each year. Donations will be received from all who are interested in promoting the objects of the Association.'

The Council beg to submit their Sixteenth Annual Report for the year ending 31st December 1885.

The number of Members on the Roll at the beginning of the year was 161. Of these 5 have been removed by death and otherwise; one Honorary and one Ordinary Member have become Life Members; and there has been an addition during the year of 43 new members—5 Life Members, 2 Honorary Members, and 36 Ordinary Members, making the total number on the Roll at the close of the year 199—consisting of 44 Life Members, 24 Honorary Members, and 131 Ordinary Members.

The Income during the year has been £114, 15s. 6d., and the expenditure £59, 8s. 4d., leaving a credit balance on the year of £55, 7s. 2d. The Funds now amount to £462, 6s. 9d.—consisting of Capital Fund £300, and Ordinary Fund £162, 6s. 9d. This is the largest income the Association has ever had in any one year, and is principally clue to the liberal donations and subscriptions page 4 afterwards referred to; but the expenditure has also been high, including as it does, the special item of £11, 8s.—paid for the Medal dies. Abstract of Accounts, with Auditor's certificate, is appended.

The Association's Examination was held on 1st May, at convenient centres in the Islands, under the superintendence of one of the ministers of the district. There were 116 competitors—59 from Orkney and 57 from Zetland—from the following districts, viz. :—
Orkney Schools.
Costa School (i bursary, 2 senior, 2 junior) —5
Harray School (1 junior) —1
West School (2 junior). —2
Orphir School (5 junior) —5
Frotoft School (1 senior) 1
Wasbister School (5 junior). 5—6
Central School (1 sen., 5 jun.) 6
Cross School (5 junior) 5—11
Stenness School (x bursary) —1
South Ronaldshay—
St Margaret's Hope School (3 senior, 7 junior) 10
Tomison's Academy (senior, 6 junior) 7
Widewall School (3 junior). 3—20
Brims School (3 junior) 3
South Walls School (5 junior) 5—8
Total from Orkney 59
Zetland Schools.
Anderson Institute (x senior,7 junior) 8
First Public School (no junior) 10—18
Dunrossness, etc.—
Boddam School (1 junior) 1
Cunningsburgh School (2 senior, 2 junior) 4
Sandwick School (2 senior, 4 junior) 6-11
Brae School (1 bursary, 1 senior, 1 junior) —3
Sandsting, etc—
Sand School (11 junior) 11
Skeld School (1 bursary, 4 junior) 5-16
Baltasound School (7 junior) 7
Cullivoe School (1 bursary, 1 senior) —2
Total from Zetland 57

The papers were examined and reported on by Mr John Gunn, M.A., one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, whose services deserve special acknowledgment; and the Council having his Report before them, awarded the School Bursaries, Medal, and Prizes, to the successful Competitors, as mentioned in the annexed Prize List.

In his Report Mr Gunn says:—

'The whole number of Competitors in the senior and junior divisions together is 116, from 24 schools. Of these, only 38 fall below the lower limit fixed by the Association as earning a second class prize, and, with one exception, every school is represented on the merit list.

'In the senior division (including Bursary Competitors) the average value reached in the common subjects is very high, being over 73 per cent., and and no one falls so low as 40. The special subjects are also well done; but with some exceptions, especially in Mathematics and in French. The highest honours again fall to the girls, the first medal of the Association page 5 being won by Jane Wishart (Hope Public School, South Ronaldshay), with the very high percentage of 94, or a total of 470 out of 500 marks. The school bursary for Orkney is won by John Hourston (Stenness Public School), with papers of much merit throughout, and that for Zetland is won by James Robertson (Cullivoe Public School), whose superiority over the other Competitors is, however, confined to the Common Subjects.

'In the junior division, the papers are of course of very varied degrees of excellence. The great majority of Competitors show very satisfactory proficiency in their work, and only 24 out of 96, or one-fourth of the whole, are unable to obtain 100 of the 300 marks assigned to the common subjects, while 23 competitors succeed in obtaining 200 marks or more. These and 7 others who likewise reach 60 per cent, obtain a place in the first class, and have sent in papers creditable alike to their teachers and to themselves.

'As the value of the answers in each subject is sufficiently indicated by the number of marks assigned, a more detailed Report seems unnecessary.

'In view of the very high merit of many of the papers sent in, and bearing in mind also the circumstances of many of the schools in Orkney and Zetland, I am convinced that the Association is acting wisely in trying, by means of these Prize Competitions, to offer some small inducement to the more promising boys and girls to prolong their stay at school beyond the legally prescribed period, in order that they may be the better fitted to secure in after life those more substantial prizes for which an essential condition is the acquisition of a sound elementary education.'

The Council have fixed Friday, 30th April 1886, as the date of next Examination, and the usual circular has been issued to Teachers and others interested in education in the Islands. The Syllabus of Subjects is appended hereto.

The Association's School Bursaries—one for Orkney and one for Zetland—of the annual value of £10 each, and tenable for two years, have both been awarded. The Orkney Bursary to

John Hourston, Stenness School;

and the Zetland Bursary to

Magnus M. F. Peterson, Skeld School.

Peterson was second in the Competition for Zetland; the candidate (James Robertson) who took the first place, not having seen his way to accept the Bursary on the usual conditions. Hourston is at present attending the Stromness Burgh School, and Peterson the Lerwick Institute.

These Bursaries will again be open for Competition in 1887, and the Council hope, with the continued prosperity of the Association, to be able to offer them yearly thereafter, which will necessitate an expenditure of £40 a year, in addition to the Medal and Book Prizes.

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The Council are also anxious to have at their disposal, one or two Bursaries for girls educated in the Islands, studying for the certificate of School-mistress, to be awarded on the Government Examination for Entrance to Training Colleges.

Two Meetings of the Association were held in the Islands last autumn—one in the Castle Hotel, Kirkwall, on 28th August, and the other in the Queen's Hotel, Lerwick, on 4th September. The Right Hon. The Earl of Zetland occupied the chair at both meetings. At the Kirkwall meeting his Lordship was supported by the Hon. C. T. Dundas, Sheriff Thorns, Rev. Professor Trail. Rev. D. Webster, Dr Traill of Woodwick, Dr Logie, Mr Brotchie of Swannay, and Bailie Peace. Mr John Bruce of Sumburgh acted as croupier. And among those present were Messrs J. A. Alsop, F. Bagshawe, M.D., Benj. Bell, M.B., G. E. Case, T. S. Clouston, M.D., J. A. Campbell, M.D., W. Cowper, T. M. Cruickshank, W. Cromarty, W. Drever, A. Gold, J. Heddle, E. B. Holmes, J. I. Inkster, R. G. W. Irvine, A. W. Johnston, James Johnston, jun., Rev. A. Leslie, Rev. J. Linklater, S. Leitch, J. Macrae, E. M. Nelson, W. T. Norquay, J. P. Omond, W. Peace, T. W. Ranken, Rev. J. Rutherford, Bailie Spence, M. Spence, J. A. Trail, W.S., T. W. Traill, C.E., R.N., A. Thomson, and the Secretary.

Letters of apology were intimated from, among others, The Hon. J. C. Dundas of Papdale, M.P., Lord Lieutenant of the county, Dr Baikie of Tankerness, D. Balfour of Balfour, convener of Orkney. Major Cameron of Garth, convener of Zetland, General Burroughs, C.B., J. D. Marwick, LL.D., J. Pender, M.P., and Major Smith-Sligo of Inzievar.

After dinner the Secretary introduced Jane Wishart from St Margaret's Hope School, who took the first place in the Association's Examination, and had been awarded the Silver Medal as Dux of the county; and John Hourston from Stenness School, who had been awarded the Association's School Bursary, and the .Medal and Bursary were presented to them by the Chairman.

The usual loyal and patriotic toasts having been duly honoured, the Chairman proposed 'The Orkney and Zetland Association.' In the course of his speech his Lordship remarked that this was the first meeting of the Association that had been held in the north; and its object being the promotion of friendly intercourse amongst the members, and the advancement of education in the county, he thought it most desirable, in the interests of these scattered Islands, that the Association should receive every encouragement. Several other toasts and speeches were given during the evening, and the meeting was in every respect most successful.

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At the Lerwick Meeting his Lordship was supported by the Hon. C. T. Dundas, Mr L. F. U. Garriock of Berry, Mr G. H. B. Hay of Hayfield, Lieut. Bruce, Rev. A. R. Saunders, and Mr C. Robertson. Mr John Macrae, Kirkwall, acted as croupier. And amongst those present were Rev. J. H. Allan, Rev. C. N. Baldie, Messrs J. Bruce of Sumburgh, G. E. Case, James Garriock of Stapness, A. H. Harrison, J. Harrison of Raefirth, A. J. Hay, A. C. Hay, J. J. G. Heddell, J. Hunter, E. B. Holmes, W. Lawrence, H. Morrison, Myles, E. M. Nelson, A. Pole, M.D., A. A. Porteous, W. Smith, Thomas Strong, jun., and G. R. Tait of Helendale. This meeting was also very successful, and a programme was gone through similar to that at Kirkwall.

The very satisfactory accession of 43 new members, and the large addition to the funds of £62, 3s. 6d. received during the year, were largely influenced by these local meetings, and it appeared to be the general feeling that they were calculated to further the objects of the Association, and might be repeated with advantage.

New Subscriptions Received During The Year.
The Right Hon. The Earl of Zetland, £10 0 0
The Hon. Thomas Dundas, 5 0 0
Sheriff Thoms, 5 0 0
Major-Smith Sligo of Inzievar, 5 0 0
John Bruce of Sumburgh, 5 0 0
T. S. Clouston, M.D., Edinburgh, 3 3 0
Major Horwood of Westove, 3 3 0
D. W. Marwick, W.S., Edinburgh, 3 3 0
E. M. Nelson, London, 3 3 0
J. M. Ritchie, Dunedin, 3 3 0
Mrs Saxby, Edinburgh, 1 1 0
J. A. Campbell, M.D., Carlisle, 1 1 0
J. A. Alsop, London, 1 1 0
G. E. Case, London, 0 10 6
Bailie Spence, Stromness, 0 10 0
J. A. Trail, W.S., Edinburgh, 0 10 0
T. W. Traill, C.E., R.N., London, 0 10 0
Rev. W. Smith, Unst, 0 10 0
W. Traill of Wood wick, M.D., 0 5 0
F. Bagshawe, M.D., St Leonard's-on-Sea, 0 5 0
T. W. Ranken, Kirkwall, 0 5 0
£52 3 6
2 new Honorary Members (10s. each yearly), 1 0 0
36 new Ordinary Members (5s. each yearly), 9 0 0
£62 3 6
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The Sixteenth Annual General Meeting of the Association was held at No. 5 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, on Friday, 29th January 1886. Sheriff Thorns in the Chair.

The Secretary read the foregoing Report by the Council for the past year, and on the motion of Sheriff Cheyne, seconded by Mr William Garson, it was unanimously adopted.

On the motion of the Secretary, seconded by the Treasurer, 10 additional new members were enrolled, as mentioned in the annexed list.

Mr T. Robertson moved, and Mr J. G. C. Cheyne seconded, the election of Office-bearers for the current year (see list prefixed), which was unanimously adopted.

On the motion of Mr Petrie, seconded by Mr Goudie, hearty votes of thanks were accorded to the Secretary and Treasurer, and to Sheriff Thorns for presiding.

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CHARGE. DISCHARGE To Funds on hand at 31st December 1883, £406 19 7 £20 0 0 To Donations as per separate List, £35 7 6 "Accounts for Book Prizes, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7 6 "Subscriptions of Honorary Life Members, . . . 16 16 0 "Expenses in connection with Meetings in the Islands, and 52 3 6 Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 8 "Annual Subscription of The Earl of Zetland, £ 2 0 "Accounts for Printing—Annual Report, Examination "Annual Subscription of Colonel Balfour, . . . . . 1 0 0 Papers, Notices, Labels, etc., and Paper, . 7 16 6 "Annual Subscriptions of Honorary Members, 11 10 6 "Sundry Expenses—Postages, etc., of Secretary and Treasurer 5 1 8 "Do. do. of Ordinary Members, 30 15 0 Rent of Room for Meetings, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 9 0 "Interest on Deposit with National Bank of India 11 8 0 Ltd., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 10 0 £59 8 4 "Do. on Deposit with National Bank of New "Funds on hand, viz. :— Zealand Ltd., . . . 7 10 0 Deposit with National Bank of India Ltd., "Do. on Deposit with Union Bank of Scotland as per Receipt, . . . . . . . £150 0 0 Ltd., . . . . . . . . 2 1 4 Do. with National Bank of New Zealand "Do. on Current Account with do. . . . . . . . 0 3 2 Ltd., as per Receipt 150 0 0 62 12 0 Do. with Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., . 150 0 0 Current Account with Do., . . . 12 5 9 In hands of the Treasurer, . . . 0 1 0 462 6 9 Total Charge, . . £521 15 1 Total Discharge, £521 15 1

General Abstract of the Accounts of the Association for the Year 1885.

James Shand,

Edinburgh, 28th January 1880.

—I have examined the foregoing Accounts for the year ended 31st December 1885, and have found the same correctly stated and vouched; the balance due on the Capital Account being £300, and that on the Ordinary Fund, £162, 6s. 9d., of which sums £150 is lodged on Deposit Receipt with the National Bank of India Ltd., £150 on Deposit Receipt with the National Bank of New Zealand Ltd., £150 on Deposit Receipt with the Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., and £2, 5s. 9d. at the credit of the Association's Account current with the Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh, the balance of is being in the hands of the Treasurer.

Gilbert Goudie,

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Prize List, 1885.

(First Class, above 60 per cent.; and Second Class, from 10 to 60 per cent.)

The Association's Medal, to the Candidate taking the first place in the Senior Division, awarded to—

Jane Wishart, St Margaret's Hope.

Senior Division.

  • First Class.
  • Mary Home, St Margaret's Hope.
  • John Hourston, Stenness (Bursary).
  • James J. Hardie, Lerwick Institute.
  • John J. Barnett, Sanday.
  • John Anderson, Costa.
  • Jane Anderson, Costa.
  • May Sandison, Cullivoe.
  • Lizzie Spence, St Margaret's Hope.
  • James Robertson, Cullivoe.
  • Ellen Hay, Sandwick, Zetland.
  • Second Class.
  • Magnus M. F. Peterson, Skeld (Bursary)
  • Jeannie Duncan, Tomison's Academy.
  • Marcus Wood, Costa.
  • Angus Gunn, Cunningsburgh.
  • Robert Halcrow, Cunningsburgh.
  • Alice Gibson, Frotoft.
  • William Smith, Sandwick, Zetland
  • James Anderson, Brae.

Junior Division.

Special Prize to the Candidate taking the first place in the Junior Division, awarded to—
  • Edward Russell, South Walls.

Orkney Schools.

First Class.

  • Lillie Sword, South Walls
  • Mary Gibson, South Walls.
  • Magnus Louttit, St Margaret's Hope.
  • John Malcolmson, South Walls.
  • William Ritch, Sanday.
  • Jas. B. Struthers, St. Margaret's Hope.
  • Margaret Peace, Sanday.
  • Jessie J. Brown, St Margaret's Hope
  • John Muir, Sanday.
  • William Kirkness, Wasbister.
  • James Gibson, South Walls.
  • Andrew Wishart, St Margaret's Hope.
  • Mary Barnett, Sanday.
  • James Banks, St Margaret's Hope.
  • Alexander Gillies, Orphir.
  • James Spence, Costa.
  • Isabella Sinclair, Sanday.
  • David M'Neill, Holm.
  • Mary A. Foubister, Holm
  • Maria Sinclair, Harray.
  • James Brown, Tomison's Academy.

Second Class.

  • John Garrioch, Orphir.
  • Alexander Leith, St Margaret's Hope
  • Bella Ritch, Brims.
  • Georgina Stout, Brims.
  • John Swanson, Brims.
  • Mary Norquay, Widewall.
  • Andrew Anderson, Costa.
  • William Mowatt, Tomison's Academy
  • Frederick Kirkness, Wasbister.
  • Jeffrey Baikie, Cross.
  • James Garrioch, Orphir.
  • William Sinclair, St Margaret's Hope
  • Alice Gibson, Wasbister.

Zetland Schools.

First Class.

  • Charles Jamieson, Baltasound.
  • James J Pottinger, Lerwick.
  • Lawrence D. Smith, Baltasound
  • William Sinclair, Lerwick.
  • James R. Ridland, Sand.
  • Edward Young, Sand.
  • Martha Goudie, Boddam.
  • John Abernethy, Sand.

Second Class

  • Mary Brown, Lerwick Institute.
  • William Goudie, Lerwick.
  • George Jamieson, Cunningsburgh.
  • John M Bunt, Baltasound.
  • James White, Baltasound.
  • David White, Baltasound.
  • Catherine Thomson, Lerwick Institute.
  • Angus M'Kay, Baltasound.
  • John A. M'Kay, Baltasound.
  • Malcolm Smith, Lerwick Institute.
  • Jessie R. Smith, Lerwick.
  • Robert Gunn, Cunningsburgh.
  • Magnus Harrison, Lerwick.
  • James Arcus, Lerwick Institute.
  • Georgina Abernethy, Sand.
  • Helen Tohnson, Skeld.
  • Peter Henderson, Sand.
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Syllabus of Examination for 1886.

I.—Common Subjects.

English.—Writing from Dictation; Elements of English Grammar.

Arithmetic.—Simple and Compound Rules, Practice, Bills of Parcels, Proportion, and Vulgar and Decimal Fractions.

Geography.—The Geography of the British Isles, and General Geography of Europe.

History.—The History of Great Britain from the Union of the Crowns to the Death of George III.

II.—Special Subjects.

Mathematics.—Geometry—First Book of Euclid.

Algebra—the Elementary Rules, and Simple Equations.

Latin.—Grammar. Translation of a passage from the first Book of Cæsar. Easy English sentences turned into Latin.

French.—Grammar. Translation of a passage from the first three Books of Voltaire's Charles XII. Easy English sentences turned into French.

Domestic Economy.—Inclusive of the three stages prescribed in the Scotch Code, Schedule TV. (For Girls only.)

Note.—Every Candidate for the Junior Prizes shall be required to take all the Common Subjects.

Every Candidate for the Senior Prizes shall be required to take all the Common Subjects, and any two of the Special Subjects.

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Names of those who Gained the First Place in the Association's Senior Examination

  • 1872. John Gunn,1 Stromness.
  • 1873. William R. Rac,2 Stromness.
  • 1874. John W. Slater,3 Kirkwall.
  • 1875. Andrew Robertson,4 Stromness. (Discontinued from 1875 to 1885.)
  • 1885. Jane Wishart, St Margaret's Hope.

Names of those who Gained the First Place in the Association's Junior Examination, and Were Awarded a Special Prize

  • 1873. John W. Slater,3Kirkwall.
  • 1874. James Scott, Sanday.
  • 1875. Andrew Robertson,4Stromness.
  • 1876. Isabella Sinclair, St Margaret's Hope.
  • 1877. Barbara Robertson, Lerwick.
  • 1878. Andrew Harrison, Lerwick, and Magnus Nicolson, Nesting, equal.
  • 1879. Mary Walker, Lerwick.
  • 1880. James Slater, Kirkwall.
  • 1881. Alex. M. Laughton, St Margaret's Hope.
  • 1882. William Russell, South Walls.
  • 1883. Evelyn M. Flett, Firth.
  • 1884. May L. Grieve, Kirkwall.
  • 1885. Edward Russell, South Walls.

Names of Those who have Held the Association School Bursaries(£10 for two years)—

Orkney. Zetland.
1878. Geo. Wm. Reid.5 1880. James Rose.6
1880. Andrew Eunson. 1885. Magnus M. F. Peterson.
1883. Wm. Alex. Allan
1885. John Hourston.
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Bursaries in Edinburgh University (Faculty of Arts) for the Benefit of Orkney and Zetland Students.

The Orkney and Zetland Bursary, founded by the late Earl of Zetland in 1872, of the annual value of £40, and tenable for three years.

It will be open for competition at the beginning of Session 1886-7.

Candidates must be Natives of these Islands, or Children of Parents one or both of whom have been born in, or connected for a long period of years with, the Islands; and must be intending to commence as First-Year Students, and to prosecute their studies for the full curriculum preparatory to Graduation in Arts.

It has been held by—
  • 1872. Frederick William Pelly.
  • 1874. James Hoseason Ballantyne.
  • 1877. James Marwick.
  • 1880. Theodore Johnston.
  • 1883. James Baikie.

The Earl of Zetland's Bursaries 1877.—(There will ultimately be about seven Bursaries of the annual value of between £30 and £40 each.)

Candidates must be Natives of these Islands, or Children of Parents one or both of whom have been born in, or connected for a long period of years with, the Islands; and must be intending to commence as First-Year Students, and to prosecute their studies for the full curriculum preparatory to Graduation in Arts.

They must also either have been wholly educated in the Islands, or, at least, they must not have attended any school elsewhere for the period of four years before being admitted as Candidates.

The first of these has been held by—
  • 1881. George William Reid
  • 1885. William Park.

Further information, regarding both these Bursaries, may be obtained from Messrs H. G. & S. Dickson, W.S., 12 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh.

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List of Members at 31st December 1885.

I.—Honorary Life Members.

  • The Right Hon the Earl of Orkney.
  • The Right Hon. the Earl of Zetland.
  • The Hon. John Charles Dundas of Papdale, Lord-Lieutenant of Orkney and Zetland.
  • The Hon. Thomas Dundas, Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire.
  • Colonel David Balfour of Balfour and Trenabie, Orkney.
  • John Blair, W.S., 22 Castle St., Edinburgh
  • John Bruce of Sumburgh, Shetland.
  • Major General, F. W. T. Burroughs of Veira, C.B., Orkney.
  • Edward S. Clouston, Banker, Montreal
  • T. S. Clouston, M.D., Tipperlinn House, Morningside Place, Edinburgh.
  • D. Deuchar, Harlaw, Hope Ter., Edin.
  • John Gray of Roeberry, South Ronald shay, Orkney.
  • The Hon. Lord Gifford, Granton House, Edinburgh.
  • Sir R. G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B., Under Secy, of State for Ireland, The Castle, Dublin.
  • Rev. William Harcus, M.A., St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sheffield.
  • Wm. Hawley, 137 George St., Edinburgh
  • Alfred Chas. Hebden, Cawdor, Nairn.
  • J. G. M. Heddle of Melsetter, Orkney.
  • Maj. G. F. F. Horwood of Westvoe, Orkney.
  • Samuel Laing of Crook, London
  • J. B. Leask of Sand, Lerwick.
  • Nathaniel Leask, M.A., Oakfield, Hornsey, London, N.
  • David W. Marwick, M.A., LL B., W.S., Edinburgh.
  • James D. Marwick, LL.D., City Clerk, Glasgow.
  • John C. Mellis, Sheriff-Substitute, Kirkwall.
  • Edward M. Nelson, Clare House, Westend Lane, West Hampstead, London.
  • John Pender, 66 Old Broad St., London.
  • William Peterson, Highland Road, Upper Norwood, London.
  • John C. Peterson, Merchant, 6 Queen Street, Melbourne.
  • David Petrie, 28 Nelson St., Edinburgh.
  • Rev. John H. Pollexfen of Cairston.
  • John M. Ritchie of Bawraid, Dunedin.
  • W. B. Scarth, Toronto, Canada.
  • Basil Sievwright, Solicitor, Dunedin.
  • Major A. V. Smith-Sligo of Inzievar, Drummond Place, Edinburgh.
  • Hon. Robert Stout, Solicitor, Dunedin.
  • Thomas Stout, jun., M. A., B.L., Writer, Glasgow
  • George Hunter Thorns, Sheriff and Vice-Admiral of Orkney and Zetland, Edinburgh.
  • James W. H. Trail, M.D., Professor of Botany, Aberdeen University.
  • John A. Trail, M.A., LL.B., W.S., Edinburgh.
  • Thomas W. Traill, C.E., R.N., 16 The Chase, Clapham Common, London.
  • William Walls, Glasgow.

II.—Honorary Members.

  • Robert Baikie of Tankerness, M.D., 55 Melville Street, Edinburgh.
  • Gilbert Bain, 3 Mayfìeld Ter., Edinburgh.
  • Rev. Alex Bayne, Tingwall, Shetland.
  • Robert Bell of Lunna, Sheriff-Substitute, Falkirk.
  • Robert Brotchie of Swannay, 5 John's Place, Leith.
  • Major T. M. Cameron of Garth, Lerwick.
  • Harry Cheyne, W.S., 9 Hill Street, Edinburgh.
  • John Cheyne, Sheriff of Berwick, Roxburgh, and Selkirk, Edinburgh.
  • David Flett, S.S.C., 57 Castle Street, Edinburgh.
  • L. F. U. Garriock, Gibliston House, Scalloway, Shetland.
  • R. P. Gilbertson, Merchant, Glasgow.
  • Andrew Gold, Chamberlain to the Earl of Zetland, Kirkwall.
  • Captain John Harrison, 3 Bowater Place,
  • Blackheath, Kent.
  • Arthur James Hay, Merchant, Lerwick
  • G. H. B. Hay of Hayfield, Lerwick.
  • R. G. W. Irvine, Banker, Kirkwall.
  • John Macrae, Procurator-Fiscal, Kirkwall,
  • Hon. John Norquay, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Charles Rampini, bherifi-Subsiitute, Elgin
  • Samuel Reid of Braebuster, Kirkwall.
  • R. M. Smith, Bellevue Cres., Edinburgh
  • John Spencc, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Geo Stewart, Merchant. Bath St., Leith.
  • John Walls, S.S.C., 33 Heriot Row, Edinburgh.
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III.—Ordinary Members.

  • Alfred A. Adic, Voe, Shetland
  • William J. Adie, Voe, Shetland.
  • W. M. Anderson, 22 Castle Street, Edinburgh.
  • James Baikie, 7 Queen's Place, Greenside Row, Edinburgh.
  • W. S. Baikie, Teacher, Glenbuck.
  • Alexander B. Bews, 26 Bothwell Street, Glasgow.
  • R. H. Bell, yr. of Lunna, Edinburgh.
  • Benjamin D. C. Bell, M.B., Kirkwall.
  • W. E. Brand, Inland Revenue Office, Edinburgh.
  • James Brotchie, Merchant, 9 Mincing Lane, London.
  • Angus Buchanan, Banker, Kirkwall.
  • Peter Campbell, M.A., Morningside College, Edinburgh.
  • Rev. William Caskey, B.D., Orphir, Orkney.
  • J. G. C. Cheyne, Scottish Widows' Fund, Edinburgh.
  • James Copland, H.M. Register House, Edinburgh.
  • John S. Copland, Solicitor, Stromness.
  • William Cowper, Town-Clerk, Kirkwall.
  • W. Cromarty, Bcrridale, South Ronaldsay.
  • John Cursitcr, Merchant, Kirkwall.
  • John Davie, Standard Life Assurance Company, Edinburgh.
  • Thomas Dishington, 5 Laverock Bank Terrace, Trinity.
  • Jaines Drever, Factor. Harris.
  • John Drever, 50 Nicolson St., Edinburgh.
  • William Drever, Solicitor, Kirkwall.
  • George Elgin, 12 North St Andrew Street, Edinburgh.
  • William Firth, Secretary. North British Rubber Company, Edinburgh.
  • J. K. Galloway, Solicitor, Lerwick.
  • P. Garriock, Commission Agent, Lerwick.
  • William Garson, 21 Hill Street, Edinburgh.
  • James Gibson, S.S.C., 1 Lutton Place, Edinburgh.
  • Thomas Gifford, Busta, Shetland.
  • Gilbert Goudic, 39 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh.
  • James M. Goudie, Montfield, Lerwick.
  • James T. Goudie, Manufacturer, Glasgow.
  • James C. Grierson, yr. of Quendale.
  • A. M. Sutherland Græme, yr. of Graæmes-hall, Orkney.
  • John Gunn, M.A., Inspector of Schools, 41 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh.
  • Arthur H. Harrison, Merchant, Lerwick.
  • A. Cunningham Hay, Merchant, Lerwick.
  • J. Heddle, Rectifier, 35 Bath Street, Leith.
  • B. H. Hossack of Craigiefield, Kirkwall.
  • Captain Robert Hossack, Bonnington, Leith.
  • George Hourston, Shipping Agent, Leith.
  • R. Humphrey, City of Glasgow Life Assurance Company, Edinburgh.
  • James Hunter, Accountant, Lerwick.
  • John S. Ireland, 20 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.
  • William Irvine, Banker, Lerwick.
  • Rev. J. S. W. Irvine, St Margaret's Hope
  • Rev. Alex. Isdale, B.D., Kirkwall.
  • P. W. Jamieson, P. & O. Navigation Company, London.
  • Alfred W. Johnston, 15 Dean's Yard, Westminster, London.
  • Chas. S. S. Johnston, Architect, Edinburgh.
  • James Johnston, yr. of Coubister, Orkney.
  • Jas. M. Johnston, 16 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
  • Arthur Laurenson, Leog House, Lerwick.
  • C. D. Laurenson, Banker, Lerwick.
  • Gilbert Laurenson, Inland Revenue, Lerwick.
  • W. C. Liddle, Writer, Kirkwall.
  • G. R. Linklater, Merchant, Lerwick.
  • Rev. Jacob Linklater, M.A., New Deer, Aberdeenshire
  • J. S. Linklater, Merchant, Leith.
  • S. T. Linklater, M.B., Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.A
  • James S. S. Logic, M.D., Kirkwall.
  • Alexander Macgregor, Solicitor, Lerwick.
  • J. P. Marwick, 65 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh.
  • M. Marwick, 65 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh.
  • George Melville, 4 Princes Sq., Glasgow.
  • D. Mitchell, Solicitor, Lerwick.
  • R. B. Mitchell, M.D., Royal Asylum, Edinburgh.
  • Charles Merrylees, Manager, North of Scotland Shipping Co., Aberdeen.
  • Arthur Morison, Scottish Provident Institution, Edinburgh.
  • H. Morrison, Bookseller, Lerwick.
  • John Mouat, 28 North Bridge, Edinburgh.
  • Samuel Mullay. Edinburgh Gas Company, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.
  • W. T. Norquay, Banker, St Margaret's Hope.
  • J. P. Omand, 9 Sylvan Place, Edinburgh.
  • Peter Peace, Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh.
  • Wm. Peterson, M.A., Principal, University College, Dundee.
  • Arthur A. Porteous, Chemist, Lerwick.
  • John Rae, Bookseller, Stromness.
  • Charles M. Reid, Manufacturer, Leith.
  • James A. Ritchie, Stockbroker, 135 Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
  • A. Macbeth Robertson, Zetland Villa, Dumfries.
  • Charles Robertson, Merchant, Lerwick.
  • George Robertson, Noma's Court, Lerwick.
  • John Robertson, Merchant, Lerwick.
  • John Robertson, Jun., Merchant, Lerwick.
  • R. J. Robertson, 21 Duke Street, Leith.
  • Thomas Robertson, Inland Revenue Office. Edinburgh.
  • John B. Robson, Teacher, Crossmichael.
  • David Ross, M.A., B.Sc., Rector E. C. Training College, Glasgow.
  • W. B. M. Rossie, Merchant, Stromness.
  • James Russell, City Chambers, Edinburgh.
  • J. O. Russell, Teviot Place, Edinburgh
  • R. S. Russell. 4 Forrest Road, Edinburgh.
  • Rev. John Rutherford, B.D., Kirkwall.
  • Arthur Sandison, Town Clerk, Lerwick.
  • Alexander Sandison, Merchant, Lerwick.
  • Andrew Sandison, Publisher, Lerwick.
  • Rev. A. R Saunders, M.A., Lerwick.
  • James Sclater, North British Rubber Company, Edinburgh.
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  • James Shand, Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh.
  • Wm. M. Shand, Shipping Agent, Lerwick.
  • J. A. Shearer, Grocer, Stromness.
  • Peter Sievwright, Actuary, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • William Sievwright, Solicitor, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Rev. John W. Slater, B.D., Scone.
  • William Smith, Chemist, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
  • James Spence, Banker, Stromness.
  • John D. Spence, Scottish Widows' Fund, Edinburgh.
  • Robert Spence, M.B., Burntisland.
  • T. W. L. Spence, General Board of Lunacy, Edinburgh.
  • Rev. S. S. Stobbs, II London Street, Edinburgh.
  • Robert Stout, Postmaster, Lerwick.
  • Thomas Stout, Writer, Glasgow.
  • Thomas Strong, Jr., Shoemaker, Lerwick.
  • Jas. Sutherland, Law Agent, Edinburgh.
  • W. T. Sutherland, S.S.C., 38 Hanover Street, Edinburgh.
  • George R. Tail, Merchant, Lerwick.
  • Andrew Thomson, Solicitor, Kirkwall.
  • R. C. Traill, Merchant, 16 Scotland St., Edinburgh.
  • R. H. Traill, 7 Drapers' Gardens, Throgmorton Street, London
  • William Traill of Woodwick, M.D., St Andrews.
  • Weems Walls, 5 Hanover St., Glasgow.
  • W. G. T. Watt of Breckness, Orkney.
  • L. H. S. White, National Bank, St Enoch Square, Glasgow.
  • James. H. Wilson, 5 Hanover Street, Glasgow.
  • D. F. Wishart, 14 Greenhill Terrace, Edinburgh.
  • Rev. T. D. Wiagate, Stromness.
  • Rev. D. Woodside, B.D., Glasgow.
  • W. A. Young, Leith Engine Works, Leith.

Honorary Lady Contributors.

  • Mrs Edmondston of Buness, Shetland.
  • Mrs Saxby, St Leonard's Hill, Edinburgh.

Members Enrolled Since the Close of Year.

Life Member.

  • George W. T. Omond, Advocate, 4 Royal Circus, Edinburgh.

Honorary Members.

  • George E. Case, 27 Inverness Terrace, London, W.
  • Everard Britten Holmes, Beaconsfield Club, Pall Mall, London, S.W.
  • Robert Hunter, 30 Upper Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.

Ordinary Members.

  • James Hunter, I Drum dry an Street, Edinburgh.
  • A. G. Sinclair, Commercial Bank, Edinburgh.
  • John Ross, Cowgate Port School, Edinburgh.
  • Robert D. Stanger, 61 North Bridge. Edinburgh.
  • R. L. Work, 49 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh.
  • James C. Laughton, 18 Crighton Place, Edinburgh

1 One of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools for Scotland.

2 Head Master of Cambden Street School, Newcastle.

3 Minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Scone.

4 Deceased.

5 Student, Edinburgh University.

6 Student, Aberdeen University.