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TITLE
Lobster Fisher's Hut
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6400
PLACENAME
Benbecula
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29633
KEYWORDS
fishing
huts
homes
houses
dwellings
islands
Benbecula
South Uist
kelp
fishermen
Lobster Fisher's Hut

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

Another mode of living is by lobster fishing, and, during the summer, they pursue this on the west side of the Island, unless prevented by stormy weather; but in the wintry months the lobsters retire into deep water, or migrate to more sheltered ground on the east side of the Island, and in order to catch them, the fishermen have to leave their poor homes, and eke out a most miserable existence, similar to the kelp makers.

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Lobster Fisher's Hut

INVERNESS: South Uist

1890s

fishing; huts; homes; houses; dwellings; islands; Benbecula; South Uist; kelp; fishermen

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> Another mode of living is by lobster fishing, and, during the summer, they pursue this on the west side of the Island, unless prevented by stormy weather; but in the wintry months the lobsters retire into deep water, or migrate to more sheltered ground on the east side of the Island, and in order to catch them, the fishermen have to leave their poor homes, and eke out a most miserable existence, similar to the kelp makers.