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TITLE
People gathering seaweed
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_292
PLACENAME
unidentified
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5416
KEYWORDS
seaweed
kelping
industry
People gathering seaweed

A photograph of a small group of kelp gathers, in the process of loading up their tractor.

The Highland kelp industry lasted from the 18th century into the 1930s. Kelp was collected for use in the glass and soap industries, and as a source of iodine. The industry was most prominent in the Western Isles.


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People gathering seaweed

seaweed; kelping; industry

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of a small group of kelp gathers, in the process of loading up their tractor.<br /> <br /> The Highland kelp industry lasted from the 18th century into the 1930s. Kelp was collected for use in the glass and soap industries, and as a source of iodine. The industry was most prominent in the Western Isles. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>