Report of the Orkney and Zetland Association
Edinburgh Printed by Crawford & M'Cabe, 15 Queen Street. 1885.
- 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, M.P.
- Samuel Laing, Esq. of Crook, M.P.
- The Hon. John Charles Dundas of Papdale, M. P., 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, M.A., LL.B., W.S., Edinburgh.
- T. W. L. Spence, The Holms, Grantun Road.
- William Firth, Sec. N.B. Rubber Co., Edinburgh.
- Thomas S. Clouston, M.D., Edinburgh.
- The President of the Orkney and Shetland Edinburgh Association.
- John Davie, 13 Rankeillor Street, Edinburgh.
- James Shand, Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh.
- Peter Peace, Union Bank of Scotland Ltd., Edinburgh.
- Kirkwall—R. G. W. Irvine, Banker.
- Stromness—James Spence, Banker.
- Lerwick—James M. Goudie, Merchant.
Fifteenth Annual Report of the
Council of the Orkney and Zetland Association.
|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, flay 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 Fifteenth Annual Report for the year ending 31st December 1884.
The number of Members on the Roll at the beginning of the year was 138. Of these four have been removed by death—viz., Rev. Dr Leask, London, Rev. W. Spark, Kirkwall, W. K. Mackay, Leith, and William Strong, Dundee; and twenty-six new Members have been enrolled during the year, viz.:—
Honorary Life Members.—Sheriff Mellis, Kirkwall; Rev. John H. Pollexfen of Cairston; T. W. Traill, C.E., R.N., London; Treasurer William Walls, Glasgow.
Honorary Member.—R. P. Gilbertson, Merchant, Glasgow.
Ordinary Members.—W. M. Anderson, R. H. Bell, yr. of Lunna, James Gibson, John Gunn, M.A., George Hourston, Councillor Heddle, Rev. Alexander Isdale, B.D., Alfred W. Johnston, James M. Johnston, Thomas Johnston, Dr R. B. Mitchell, Charles Merrylees, John Mouat, Principal Peterson, Charles M. page 4 Reid, Rev. John W. Slater, B.D., Rev. S. S. Stobbs, Weems Walls, James H. Wilson, L. H. S. White.
Honorary Lady Contributor.—Mrs Saxby.
The Rev. William Harcus has been enrolled as an Honorary Life Member in recognition of his valuable services to the Association as their first Secretary. This makes the number of members at the close of the year 161—consisting of 35 Life Members; 23 Honorary Members; 101 Ordinary Members; and 2 Lady Members.
The Income during the year has been £71, 16s. 5d., and the expenditure has been £35, 13s. 7d., leaving a credit balance on the year of £36, 2s. 10d. The Funds now amount to £406, 19s. 7d.—consisting of Capital Fund £300, including £69, 9s. raised specially for the School Bursaries, and Ordinary Fund £106, 19s. 7d. This increase is due to the subscriptions of new Members, and the donations of Hon. J. C. Dundas and Mr R. M. Smith
Abstract of Accounts, with Auditor's certificate, is appended.
|West Side School||—5|
|Total competitors from Orkney||134|
|First Public School||4|
|Burra and Quarff—|
|Quarff School .||—3|
|Sandsting and Aithsting—|
|North Roc School||4|
|Total competitors for Zetland||52|
The Examination papers were set by Mr John Gunn, M.A., one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, and Mr James Sime, M.A., formerly Principal of Craigmount School, Edinburgh, kindly examined the answers sent in.
In his report, Mr Sime says:—
|Excellent.||Very Good.||Very Good.||Good.|
|Above 400 Marks.||400 to 350.||350 to 300||300 to 250.|
Out of 186 pupils 53 have thus gained more than one-half of the total marks allowed for the six papers. This result is very creditable to both teachers and pupils. But it is not just to cither of them to test the excellence of the papers by slumping the Special with the Common Subjects. If the latter only be taken into account the result will be found still more creditable. Out of 186 boys and girls examined, 97, or more than one-half, have gained 50 per cent, at least of the marks (300) allowed for the papers which all were required to work—Dictation, Grammar, Geography, and Arithmetic!
In the common subjects the papers on Arithmetic are decidedly the best. Of the whole number of pupils (186), 17 have got full marks in that subject, while 56 more have got at least four-fifths. The other papers present less satisfactory results.
The four girls from Kirkwall who stand at the top of the list deserve special commendation. Only twenty marks separate the fourth in order of merit (409) from the first (429).
The Council, following Mr Sime's Report, awarded prizes to 115 pupils, as mentioned in the Prize List appended hereto.
The special thanks of the Council is due to Mr Sime for the heartiness with which he undertook the gratuitous examination of such a large number of papers.
The Syllabus proposed for 1885 is appended hereto. The Council have decided to divide the Examination for the Book Prizes into two sections—Junior and Senior, and to grant a Medal with the First Senior Prize; also that First Class Prizes will not be awarded in either division unless the Candidate has attained sixty per cent., and Second Class Prizes will not be awarded unless page 6 the Candidate has attained forty per cent, of the available number of marks.
- 1878-79. Geo. Wm. Reid.
- 1880-81. Andrew Eunson.
- 1883. Wm. Alex. Allan
- 1880-81. James Rose.
(Messrs Reid and Rose are prosecuting their studies in Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities respectively. Mr Eunson is a pupil teacher in the Burgh School, Kirkwall. Mr Allan gave up his bursary this year, and went into business.)
The Council consider these Bursaries of very great importance, and should like to see their number largely increased. They were founded with the object of encouraging boys from the country schools to continue their education at a higher school, with the view of competing for the Earl of Zetland's Bursaries, which have been founded for the benefit of Orkney and Zetland students in the University of Edinburgh. The Trustees of these Bursaries have been good enough to inform the Council, that they are now in a position to add an additional £500 to the foundation of 1877, and that the proceeds, amounting to between £35 and £40, will be offered for competition at Edinburgh University in October next.
The Council are anxious to do all in their power to aid boys in preparing for the competition, and for this purpose they will be glad to receive subscriptions, donations, and legacies.
The Council recommended that the Office-Bearers be as follows:—(See list prefixed.)page 7
The Fifteenth Annual General Meeting of the Association was held at No. 5 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, on Friday, 23d January 1885. Major-General Burroughs of Veira, C.B., in the Chair.
The Secretary read the foregoing Report by the Council for the past year, and the Treasurer reported on the state of the Funds, and on the motion of Dr Clouston, seconded by Mr Gunn, the Reports were adopted unanimously.
Mr Gunn moved, and Mr Trail seconded, the election of office-bearers, as recommended in the Report, substituting Dr Clouston as a member of Council in room of Mr Sievwright, who has gone to New Zealand, and the motion was unanimously adopted.
On the motion of Mr Trail, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Major-General Burroughs for his conduct in the Chair, and the meeting terminated.page break
Prize List, 1884.
First Class Prizes.
- Jessie Slater, Kirkwall
- Maggie E. B. Crear, Kirkwall.
- Jessie Bain, Kirkwall.
- Annabella Duncan, St Margaret's Hope.
- Jessie Anderson, Kirkwall
- Henry Fiddler, Stromness.
- James Robertson, Rousay.
- John W. Hourston, Stenness.
- Edmonston Smith, St Margaret's Hope.
- Isaac Manson, Stromness.
- Frank Scott, Stromness.
- James Corrigall, Stromness
- Robert Wilson, Sanday.
- George Eunson, Tankerness.
- Donald Thomson, South Ronaldshay.
- Samuel Isbister, Stenness.
- John S. Taylor, Stromness.
- Isabella Shearer, Stromness.
- Thomas Mowat, Stromness.
- Lizzie J. Spence, St Margaret's Hope.
- Geo B. Taylor, Stromness.
- William Garrioch, Orphir.
- Charles Lanskaill, Holm.
- John Clouston, Stenness.
- James Wilson, Orphir
- Mary E. Firth, Firth.
- Arthur Stanger, Stromness.
- James Wood, Firth.
- Jessie Bremner, St Margaret's Hope.
- Williarm J. Peace, Sanday.
- Jemima Mackay, Stromness.
- Nicol Mainland, Rousay
- John W. Isbister, Stromness.
- James Struthers, St. Margaret's Hope.
- Jessie Clouston, Stromness.
- Annabel Rossie, Stromness.
- Maggie Cochrane, Stromness.
- Eliza Linklater, Stromness.
- Maggie Peace, Sanday.
- Matthew Robertson, Stromness.
- John Omand, St Margaret's Hope
- Annie Sinclair, Stenness.
- Jane Anderson, Costa.
- Jemima F. Merriman, Dounby.
- Alary A. Shearer, Stromness.
- Jessie A. Petrie, Holm
- Mary A. Foubister, Holm
- James F. Ironside, Dounby
- William Gray, South Ronaldshay.
- William Ritch, Sanday.
- James Slater, Sanday.
- John Wilson, Kirkwall.
- John Harvey, Firth.
- Jane Duncan, South Ronaldshay.
- Mary Norquay, South Ronaldshay.
- James Shearer, Holm.
- Josephine Buchan, Stenness.
- Mary Guthrie, Sanday.
- Helen Anderson, Holm.
- William Tail, Holm.
- William Brass, Holm.
- Marcus C. Wood, Costa.
- Andrew Wilson, Sanday.
- Helen Runciman, Holm
- Frederick Kirkness, Rousay.
- Malcolm Dunnet, South Ronaldshay.
- John Sinclair, South Ronaldshay.
- George Swanney, Holm.
- Betsy A. Marwick, Rousay.
- Peter W. Ironside, Dounby.
- John Spence, Eday
- Thomas Balfour, Westray.
- Ann Gaudie, Kirbister.
- Peter Rousay, Eday.
- John Bews, Kirbister.
- James Merriman, Kirbister
First Class Prizes.
- James J. Hardie, Lerwick.
- Thomas Robertson, Lerwick.
- James Robertson, Vell
- David Jeromson, Lerwick.
- Magnus Peterson, Skeld.
- Catherine Davidson, Quarff.
- Ellen Hay, Sandwick
- Alex. Millikin, Lerwick.
- Edward Young, Sand.
- James Anderson, Brae.
- Charles Jamieson, Baltasound.
- William Henderson, Gulberwick.
- Tames Inkster, North Roe
- Maggie Smith, Lerwick.
- Jane Smith, Quarff.
- Angus Gunn, Cunningsburgh
- Laurence D. Smith, Baltasound.
- James A Ratter, North Roe.
- Robert Halcrow, Cunningsburgh
- John Abernethy, Sand.
- John M. Bunt, Baltasound.
- William Smith, Sandwick.
- Andrew Garrioch, Lerwick.
- John Nicolson, North Roe
- Ellen Davidson, Quarff.
- Mary Ann Goudie, Lerwick.
- Eliza G. Bruce, Baltasound.
- Georgina Abernethy, Sand.
- Thomas Ramsay. Lerwick.
- David J. White, Baltasound.
- David G. Sinclair, Fetlar.
- Mary Sandison, Cullivoe.
- Barbara Taylor, Brae.
- Isabella Mainland, Gulberwick
- Martha Goudie, Boddam
- George Work, Sandwick.
- Rob. G. Henderson, Boddam
- Jamina H. Williamson, Twatt.
Syllabus of Examinations.
- 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.
- Mathematics.—Geometry—First Book of Euclid. Algebra—the Elementary Rules, and Simple Equations.
- Latin.—The Rudiments of Latin. Translation of a passage from the first Book of Cæsar. Easy English sentences turned into Latin.
- French.—Grammar. Translation of a simple passage. Easy English sentences turned into French.
- Domestic Economy.—Inclusive of the three stages prescribed in the Scotch Code, Schedule IV. (For Girls only.)
Note.—Every Candidate for the Junior Book Prizes shall be required to take all the Common Subject.
Every Candidate for the. Senior Book Prizes and for the School Bursaries shall be required to take all the Common Subjects, and two of the Special Subjects.
(Examination discontinued from 1875 to 1885.)
- 1873. John W. Slater,Kirkwall.
- 1874. James Scott, Sanday.
- 1875. Andrew Robertson, Stromness.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.)
One of these, worth between £35 and £40, will be open for competition at the beginning of Session 1885-6.
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 (£20 for three years) was held by—
1881. George William Reid
Further information may be had from Messrs H. G. & S. Dickson, W.S., 12 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, regarding both these Bursaries
List of Members at 31st December 1884.
I.—Honorary Life Members.
- The Right Hon the Earl of Orkney
- The Right Hon. the Earl of Zetland.
- The Hon. John Charles Dundas of Pap-dale, M.P., Lord-Lieutenant of Orkney and Zetland.
- 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
- D. Deuchar, Harlaw, Hope Ter., Edin.
- John Gray of Roeberry, South Ronaldshay, Orkney
- The Hon. Lord Gilford, 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., Aberdare.
- Wm. Hawley, 137 George St., Edinburgh
- Alfred Chas. Hebden, Cawdor, Nairn.
- J. G. M. Heddle of Melsetter, Orkney.
- Samuel Laing of Crook, M. P., London
- J. B. Leask of Sand, Lerwick.
- Nathaniel Leask, M.A., Oakfield, Hornsey, London, N.
- James D. Marwick, LL.D., City Clerk, Glasgow.
- John C. Mellis, Sheriff Substitute, Kirk-wall.
- John Pender, M.P., 66 Old Broad Street, 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.
- W. B. Scarth, Toronto, Canada
- Basil Sievwright, Solicitor, Dunedin. N.Z.
- Robert Stout, Solicitor, Dunedin, N.Z.
- 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, 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.
- Robert Baikie of Tankerness, M D., 55 Melville Street, 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-Substitute, Dundee.
- T. S. Clouston, M. D., Tipperlinn House, Morningside Place, 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.
- Hon. John Norquay, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Charles Rampini, Sheriff-Substitute, Lerwick.
- Samuel Reid of Braebuster, Kirkwall.
- R. M. Smith, Bellevue Cres., Edinburgh.
- John Spence, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Geo Stewart, Merchant. Bath St., Leith.
- John Walls, S.S.C., 33 Heriot Row, Edinburgh.
- W. M. Anderson, 22 Cattle Street, Edinburgh.
- R. H. Bell, British Linen Bank, Edinr.
- W. E. Brand, Inland Revenue Office, Edinburgh.
- W. Brodie, 9 Picardy Place, Edinburgh.
- James Brotchie, Merchant, 9 Mincing Lane. London
- Peter Campbell, M.A., Morningside College, Edinburgh.
- J. G. C. Cheyne, Scottish Widows' Fund, Edinbureh.
- James Copland, H.M. Register House, Edinburgh.
- W. Cromarty, Berridale, South Ronaldsay.
- John Cursiter, Merchant, Kirkwall.
- John Davie, Standard Life Assurance Company, Edinburgh.
- Thomas Dishington, 5 Laverock Bank Terrace, Trinity.page 14
- James Drever, Factor, Harris.
- John Drever, 50 Nicolson St., Edinburgh.
- George Elgin, 12 North St Andrew Street, Edinburgh.
- William Firth, Secretary. North British Rubber Company, Edinburgh.
- Robert Flett, Ship Agent, Kirkwall.
- 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 Goudie, 39 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh.
- James M. Goudie, Montfield, Lerwick.
- James T. Goudie, Manufacturer, Glasgow.
- A. M. Sutherland Græme, yr. of Græmeshall, Orkney.
- John Gunn, M A., Inspector of Schools, 41 Gillespie Oescent, Edinburgh.
- A. Cunningham Hay, Merchant, Lerwick.
- J. Heddle, Rectifier, 35 Bath Street, Leith.
- B. H. Hossack of Craigiefield, Kirkwall
- Captain Robt. Hossack, Bonnington, Leith.
- George Hourston, Shipping Agent, Leith.
- R. Humphrey. Standard Life Assurance Company, Edinburgh.
- John S. Ireland, 20 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.
- Rev. J. S. W. Irvine, St Margaret's Hope
- Rev Alex. I dale. B D., Kirkwall.
- P. W. Jamieson, P. & O. Navigation Company, London.
- Chas. S S Johnston, Architect, Edinburgh.
- Alfred W. Johnston, 15 Dean's Yard, Westminster, London.
- Jas. M. Johnston, 16 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
- Thomas Johnston, Messrs Mackay & Co., Canning Street, Edinburgh.
- Arthur Laurenson. Leog House, Lerwick.
- Gilbert Laurenson, Inland Revenue, Lerwick.
- W. C. Liddle, Writer, Kirkwall.
- 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 Nicobon Street, Edinburgh.
- M. Marwick, 65 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
- R. B Mitchell, M B., Royal Asylum, Edinburgh.
- Charles Merrylees, Manage, North of Scotland Shipping Co., Aberdeen.
- Arthur Morison, Scottish Provident Institution, Edinburgh.
- John [unclear: Monat] 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.
- Charles M Reid, Manufacturer, Leith
- James A. Ritchie, Stockbroker, 135 Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
- A. Macbeth Robertson, Zetland Villa, Dumfries.
- George Robertson, Narna's Court. Lerwick.
- John Robertson, Merchant, Lerwick.
- John Robertson. Jun., Merchant, Lerwick.
- R. J. Robertson, 21 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh
- Thomas Robertson, Inland Revenue Office. Edinburgh.
- David Ross, M.A., B Sc., Rector E. C. Training College, Glasgow.
- J O. Russell, Teviot Place, Edinburgh
- R. S Russell. 4 Forrest Road, Edinburgh.
- Arthur Sandison, Town Clerk, Lerwick.
- James Sclater, North British Rubber Company, Edinburgh
- 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.
- Major A. V.' Smith Sligo of Inzievar, Drummond Place. 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.
- John Stewart, Merchant, Bath Street, Leith.
- Rev. S. S. Stobbs, 11 London Street, Edinburgh
- Robert Stout. Postmaster, Lerwick.
- Thomas Stout, Writer, Glasgow.
- Jas. Sutherland. Law Agent, Edinburgh.
- W. T. Sutherland, S.S.C., 38 Hanover Street. Edinburgh.
- 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 Walks, 5 Hanover St., Glasgow.
- W. G. T. Watt of Breckness, Orkney.
- L H S White, National Bunk, St Enoch Square. Glasgow
- Jas. H Wilson, 5 Hanover St, Glasgow.
- D. F. Wishart, 14 Greenhill Terrace, Edinburgh.
- Rev. T. D. Wingate, The Manse, Stromness.
- Rev. D. Woodside, B.D., Stromness.
- W. A. Young, Leith Engine Works, Leith.
Honorary Lady Contributors.
Mrs Edmondston of Buness, Shedand.
Mrs Saxby, St Leonard's Hill, Edinburgh.
Members Enrolled Since the Close of Year.
- Gilbert Bain, 3 Mayfield Terrace, Edinburgh.
- James Grierson, yr. of Quendale, 122 George Street, Edinburgh.
- James Russell, City Chambers, Edinburgh.
1 Mr Gunn occupied the first place in Moray House Training College during 1878-79, is a graduate (M.A.) of Edinburgh University, and one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools for Scotland.
2 Mr Rae is Head Master of Cambden Street School, Newcastle.
3 Mr Slater is a graduate (M.A. and B.D.) of Edinburgh University, and Minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Scone.