Novel about the Scottish church of the last century. This book (best seller 1895-fiction) is a collection of stories, set in the fictional village of Drumtochty. It is thought that the village of Drumtochty was based on Logiealmond, where Maclaren began his ministerial career. The picture that he painted of rural life is closer to nostalgia than reality. It does demonstrate the importance of the Church in every aspect of people's live at that time.