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Description - The Guga Hunters by Donald S. Murray

Every year, ten men from Ness, at the northern tip of the Isle of Lewis, sail north-west for some forty miles to a remote rock called Sulasgeir. Their mission is to catch and harvest the guga; the almost fully grown gannet chicks nesting on the two hundred foot high cliffs that circle the tiny island, which is barely half a mile long. After spending a fortnight in the arduous conditions that often prevail there, they return home with around two thousand of the birds, pickled and salted and ready for the tables of Nessmen and women both at home and abroad.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841586847
ISBN-10: 1841586846
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donald S. Murray

Donald S. Murray was born in Ness in the Isle of Lewis. An author and journalist, his poetry, prose and verse has been shortlisted for both the Saltire Award and Callum Macdonald Memorial Award. Published widely, his work has also appeared in a number of national anthologies and on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Scotland. He lives and works in Shetland.

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