Willie Spears Statue

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Willie Spears who led the local fishermen’s protests of 1855 - 1864

About Willie Spears Statue

Called the ‘Great Tithes Dispute’ These protests were against tithes a form of tax (equal to one-tenth of the value of the boat’s catch) Levied by the Kirk, eventually, disputes were settled when the tithes were abolished by an Act of Parliament

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