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Story about fishing for basking sharks off Uist, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/50

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Neill Macpherson [Neil MacPherson], aged 95, pauper, Lianacleit, Benbecula [Lionacleit/Liniclate, Beinn na Faoghla], about fishing for basking sharks off Uist [Uibhist] including the method by which the basking shark is caught and killed and the comment that ‘steamers are supposed to be the cause of the absence of the sun-fish’.


  • Creation: 1877

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 16r, line 11 to folio 16v, line 10

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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