John Galt's masterpiece of small-town Scottish life, written in 1821. Reverend Micah Balwhidder settles in his study to pen an account of his fifty year ministry in the parish of Dalmailing.
Balwhidder's appointment in 1760 tears the community apart as the young minister is placed in his post by an absentee landowner - inciting the rage of the parishioners.
Abridged by Rosemary Goring and read by Paul Young.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.
Reverend Micah Balwhidder's appointment in 1760 tears the community apart.