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TITLE
Salting mackerel, Loch Skiport
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_94052_04_07
PLACENAME
Loch Skiport
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
CREATOR
I F Grant
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38630
KEYWORDS
fish
mackerel
fishing industry
Salting mackerel, Loch Skiport

The herring industry was very important to Scotland in the 19th and early 20th century but mackerel was also caught. Like herring, the mackerel were gutted, salted and packed into barrels to preserve them. This photograph shows barrels of mackerel on the pier at Loch Skiport (or Sgioport), on the east coast of South Uist


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Salting mackerel, Loch Skiport

INVERNESS: South Uist

fish; mackerel; fishing industry

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

The herring industry was very important to Scotland in the 19th and early 20th century but mackerel was also caught. Like herring, the mackerel were gutted, salted and packed into barrels to preserve them. This photograph shows barrels of mackerel on the pier at Loch Skiport (or Sgioport), on the east coast of South Uist <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a>