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Stac Lee Harris and St Kilda Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note about the bird 'guga' on St Kilda, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/171
Scope and Contents Note about the bird 'guga' that it is 'black as raven'; that St Kildans bring five or six tons of guga from Stacali [Stac Lee, Hiorta/St Kilda] and then 'div[ide] them on the Leac' and that they are white for two years.
Dates: June 1887

Notes and vocabulary notes about sheep in the St Kilda archipelago, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/173
Scope and Contents Notes about sheep and wool in the St Kilda archipelago that the sheep are not fleeced but pulled, that the wool on 'sheep in Bor[eraigh]' [Borerary] is one and a half [inches] long and that there is a 'well in top of Lei - no grass' [Stac Lee]. The vocabulary notes read '"Ruagadh" = catching sheep'; 'Giaraiste = ab[ou]t 9 fath[oms] of rope which S[aint] K[ildans] carry like a non-com[mi]s[sioned] off[ice]rs shash [sash]' and 'Rusgadh = Signalling'.
Dates: June 1887