100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 1 October 1923

1 OCTOBER 1923

Raymond Poincaré, the Prime Minister of France, said that Germany’s latest proclamation was grudging and part of an inevitable truce. He said that execution was now key and that the France would be watching Germany’s actions.

The Secretary of State for Scotland, replying to a deputation from the Lewis District Committee, declined to sanction the appointment of official representatives to serve on the Trust to which Lord Leverhulme has offered to hand over the landward part of the Island of Lewis; and said it was impossible to entertain the proposal to give financial assistance to the Trust to meet a deficit on the working of the estate.