Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tuesday 9 August

Overcast today, but mainly dry and less windy than yesterday. Was watching more TV footage from yesterday's rioting across London and other parts of England. And looking at Twitter a minute ago, there are more messages going round organising more "meets" tonight, in other words, further rioting being organised. I have reposted those tweets, minus source, for the attention of the local police Twitterfeed. Let's hope everybody informs the police of any such "meets", because we can all do without that sort of mindless nonsense.

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) has called for the annual guga hunt from Ness (in Lewis) to Sula Sgeir to be banned. Guga is the dried and salted meat of gannet chicks, 2000 of which can be 'harvested' on Sula Sgeir (45 miles northeast of Lewis) for consumption in Ness. It is held to be a local delicacy, described by some as looking like a bicycle saddle and requiring diesel to boil them. The chicks, which stand about 2 feet tall, are clubbed on the head, before being plucked, singed in a fire and torn in four for salting and drying. They are then shipped to mainland Lewis for consumption.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely day down here Guido..Mary and I have been to a local Nat. Trust garden Dyrham Park and it was so nice. Thank goodness we were away from the news for a while. The devastation overnight has been sickning..whatever are we coming to...what are there reasons ?....It's beyond my understanding.
    Take care, Love Sybil

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