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TITLE
Gannet's Nests, St. Kilda
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6415
PLACENAME
St Kilda
DISTRICT
Harris
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Harris
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29645
KEYWORDS
seabirds
wild fowl
eggs
shells
tourists
island
rock climbing
accidents
occupations
accidents
superstitions
death
Gannet's Nests, St. Kilda

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.

They also use largely as an article of food wild fowls' eggs, many of these egg shells they preserve and sell to the insatiable tourist, who occasionally visits this very remote Island.

The men of St. Kilda are very nimble at the extremely hazardous occupation of rock climbing, and accidents are rare indeed; but if any should chance to fall they entertain a strange superstitious aversion to making any search for the remains; death being in the circumstances considered certain.

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Gannet's Nests, St. Kilda

INVERNESS: Harris

1890s

seabirds; wild fowl; eggs; shells; tourists; island; rock climbing; accidents; occupations; accidents; superstitions; death

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 /> They also use largely as an article of food wild fowls' eggs, many of these egg shells they preserve and sell to the insatiable tourist, who occasionally visits this very remote Island.<br /> <br /> The men of St. Kilda are very nimble at the extremely hazardous occupation of rock climbing, and accidents are rare indeed; but if any should chance to fall they entertain a strange superstitious aversion to making any search for the remains; death being in the circumstances considered certain.