December 18th 1886

At a meeting of the church today the subject of dancing was under consideration.  The pastor stated that the strong feeling existing among the members signified that some action was imperative.  He could not advise that any law should be made on the subject, but he asked for the sake of peace and harmony in the church those present should agree not in any way to encourage dancing in the future.  This was unanimously agreed to.  Signed P F Slater

Extract from the minutes of Westray Baptist Kirk: Westray Baptist Church 1810-2020. A View from the Pew, by Margaret A Scott