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TITLE
Parliament, St. Kilda
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6413
PLACENAME
St Kilda
DISTRICT
Harris
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Harris
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29643
KEYWORDS
laws
Island
ministers
weather
seas
Parliament, St. Kilda

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

Being beyond the reach of the laws that govern this realm they make their own laws. The solitary minister on the Island may advise in certain matters, and certainly has a limited influence, but it is their Parliament that fixes matters beyond appeal, and no stranger dare take part in the deliberations.

The Parliament meets daily, discusses the weather and state of the sea, etc. etc., in a few Gaelic phrases; and by a majority the order of the day is fixed, and no single individual takes it upon himself to arrange his own business until after they unitedly decide what is best.

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Parliament, St. Kilda

INVERNESS: Harris

1890s

laws; Island; ministers; weather; seas

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> Being beyond the reach of the laws that govern this realm they make their own laws. The solitary minister on the Island may advise in certain matters, and certainly has a limited influence, but it is their Parliament that fixes matters beyond appeal, and no stranger dare take part in the deliberations.<br /> <br /> The Parliament meets daily, discusses the weather and state of the sea, etc. etc., in a few Gaelic phrases; and by a majority the order of the day is fixed, and no single individual takes it upon himself to arrange his own business until after they unitedly decide what is best.