14 April 1856
Meeting notes, Donations, Other Society business, Female antiquarians, Fellow election
The Society's Secretary John Stuart was prompted to contact Lord Cawdor regarding some of his land in Nairn regarding the reports that a stone circle had been destroyed on his land there. He verified that there had been no recent alterations to the stone circle and reassured the Secretary that he had instructed his tenants not to remove any more stones from the site. It was noted that the outcry about this topic indicated strong public feelings towards the preservation of historical sites.
Several other letters were read out, including one indicating that the Archaeological Institute intended to hold their next meeting in Edinburgh. A report on the state of St Margaret's Well was also related to the meeting, in which the committee noted its poor state of repair and recommended that the building be removed to prevent further damage.