Tuesday 22 March 2011

Sula Sgeir guga hunters

The departing Guga hunters by Donald Morrison

The men of Ness, on Lewis and Harris, have hunted guga (gannets) for centuries on the remote island of Sula Sgeir, 40 miles north of the Butt of Lewis. The rocky stack supports thousands of gannets, of which 2000 can be culled for the cooking pot by the Ness community. Donald Morrison was lucky enough to witness the tradition living on in the new millennium. His pictures on Flickr offer a fascinating insight to the hardship of harvesting, and are recommended viewing. Take a look, here.

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