DUNCAN CAMERON REPORTS
There were three separate incidents
14 August 1857
William Johnston, Shielbridge Innkeeper, Parish of Ardnamurchan & County of Argyle is accused of selling ardent spirits on Sunday the 2nd day of August 1857.
Two painters from Island Shona
In the first place, Charles Leslie, a Painter & Alexander Stott, also a painter and now or lately with Captain Thomas Swinburne Esqr. of Island Shona, was drinking at Shiel Bridge Inn on Sunday the 2nd day of August 1857 and both were that drunk that they were nearly drowned going across to Island Shona. Charles Leslie fell out of the boat and was in the water for a long time until a boat from the shore came to his rescue.
A sailor and two crofters from Island Shona
Secondly, John McDonald, a Sailor on board the vessel 'Dart', belonging to Captain Thomas Swinburne Esqr. of Island Shona & Alexander Smith, son of and now residing with Alexander Smith, his father, a Crofter in Island Shona, Donald Kennedy, son of John Kennedy, also a Crofter, Island Shona, all in the Parish of Ardnamurchan & County of Inverness, has been drinking at Shiel Bridge Inn on Sunday the 2nd day of August 1857 years, the above parties did not travel more than 2½ miles that day to the public house.
And two crofters from the mainland
son of Hugh MacPherson, Blain, Parish of Ardnamurchan & County of
Inverness & Duncan McNaughton, Crofter, Salen, Parish of Ardnamurchan
and County of Argyle has been supplied with three gills of spirits on
Sunday the 2 day of August 1857 and while these were in the house it was
in an uproar as if it had been a market day.
In the margin of the above are added the names of Mary Smith, daughter of Alex Smith, Carpenter, Island Shoona and John McDonald Deek (several indecipherable words)
A second page gives the following names:
Notes attached give the details:
The publican at the Shiel Bridge Inn was fined nearly seven Pounds