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Title - Sheep were let onto the beach to eat seaweed; people ate she...
Contributors - Laura Malcolmson
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford

Summary - Sheep were let onto the beach to eat seaweed; people ate shellfish, birds' eggs and wildfowl.

Sheep were let onto the ebb [between high and low water] to eat seaweed, and clearly enjoyed it, as they always ran back to it. Laura Malcolmson has never heard of people eating seaweed.

Shellfish were eaten, and her family ate black whelks. Some people also ate various types of crabs, but lobster was not eaten. People ate the eggs of gulls and eider duck, but not crows' eggs. Wild birds were generally not caught, but wild ducks and geese were sometimes shot. She is not aware of anyone eating cormorants, but believes they did so in the North Isles.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:06
Date Recorded - 1970.09.16
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 64889
Original Tape ID - SA1970.236
Original Track ID - SA1970.236
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Dunrossness
  Island - Shetland Mainland
  Village - Cunningsburgh


Item Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Dunrossness
  Island - Shetland Mainland
  Village - Cunningsburgh

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