Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Monday 1 September

The guga hunters have landed on Sula Sgeir, some 40 miles north of the Butt of Lewis. The band of ten men will spend the next fortnight culling 2,000 gannet chicks, plucking, salting and curing them into guga. These are held to be a local (if rather fishy) delicacy. Although gannets are a protected species of bird, the guga hunters have a special license to continue with their age old custom.

The former studios of Isles FM in Stornoway have been turned into an art gallery. The Boathouse hosted its first exhibition a couple of days ago. I'm pleased that the building has quickly gone back into use again.

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