The Aberdeen Oxfam shop informs the Ileach that it has sold the two rare old books by G. Gregory Smith, ('The Stent Book and Acts of the Balliary of Islay 1718-1843', published in 1890 and 'The Book of Islay of 1895') for the sum of Â£1,500. We understand that the purchaser is from Islay and wishes to remain anonymous. The sale was highlighted in the last issue of the Ileach and on the Islay Weblog, sealed bids were invited, and we are delighted that the sum raised to further Oxfamâ€™s work was double the reserve of Â£750. Marion from the Aberdeen Oxfam Shop contacted the Ileach to say: 'Thanks for all your help. To have raised Â£1,500 is fantastic, and we are glad to know the books will be returning home to Islay.'