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TITLE
Herring Curing at Mallaig
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0158
PLACENAME
Mallaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32054
KEYWORDS
herring
fishing industry
fisher women
gutting
curing
postcards
herring girls
fisherwomen
Herring Curing at Mallaig

This postcard shows herring curing at Mallaig, in Lochaber. Women played a vital role in the fishing industry in Scotland. Seasonal workers would be employed to gut, salt and layer herring into barrels. Once landed, the fish were transported to the gutting troughs. After gutting, the fish would then be taken to the curing house where they would be packed into large barrels, with each layer of fish being covered in sea salt

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Herring Curing at Mallaig

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1920s

herring; fishing industry; fisher women; gutting; curing; postcards; herring girls; fisherwomen

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows herring curing at Mallaig, in Lochaber. Women played a vital role in the fishing industry in Scotland. Seasonal workers would be employed to gut, salt and layer herring into barrels. Once landed, the fish were transported to the gutting troughs. After gutting, the fish would then be taken to the curing house where they would be packed into large barrels, with each layer of fish being covered in sea salt