Religion: Rage on the Range

John Knox, Scotland's 16th century thunderer against popery, would have preached himself hoarse at the thought. On South Uist, North Uist and Benbecula (pop. some 5,000), an island group in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Protestants and Catholics have banded together with a single goal: to drive out the Sassenach.

Last month Britain's Royal Air Force told some 200 South Uist crofters that they would be evicted to make room for a rocket-testing range. With their thatched cottages and small, thin-soiled farms in danger, the South Uist crofters—80% Catholics, the rest Church of Scotland Protestants—marshaled behind one leader: Father John Morrison, a local crofter's...

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