“Andrew Wallace, farmer, West Bosfield Farm, East Kilbride, appeared at Hamilton J.P. Court in September 1937 in connection with the alleged theft of two heifers. Wallace was remanded by the Court on Saturday charged with having on September 23rd, from a field on Lettrickhill Farm, High Blantyre, occupied by Mrs Boyd, stolen two black polled heifers. The fiscal, Mr D. W. Hiddleston, said that other charges were being laid against Wallace. Poultry and sheep are among animals alleged to have been stolen. Wallace was remitted to the Sheriff Court.”
At first I thought this may have been a land dispute, but the allegation is quite firm and it would appear a number of animals and poultry were going missing. The newspaper report did not follow up on the outcome. Pictured are the nearby ruins at Mid Letterick, which I photographed in Autumn 2014. Roots are now growing through some of the outbuildings, like this stone walled building next to the abandoned cattle shed.