James Hay's tune book
James Hay, my great-great-grandfather, was the Society school teacher on Flotta, Orkney, for 45 years. His tune book is dated 1843.

The Scottish Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge was founded in 1709 to promote the Presbyterian faith amongst a mainly Gaelic speaking population in the Highlands and Islands. Schooling was heavily biased towards teaching of the Bible but also included the usual subjects of reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as the more practical subject matter of household and agricultural enterprises.

SSPCK school’s were often known as ‘Charity Schools’ because they provided free education

I hope those interested in religious music of this era will enjoy seeing, transcribing and playing it.
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