Sùlaisgeir

Catriona MacGeoch

£20.00

One of the most iconic events in Hebridean life is the annual journey made by men from Ness in Lewis to the isolated rock of Sùlaisgeir, some fifty miles to the north, to harvest their crop of the young gannet, or guga.

ISBN: 1535 Category:

ISBN: 9780861523238

Publisher: Acair

Publication date: 22 September 2010

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Acair, 2010. 136 pages.

Pictures by James MacGeoch.

One of the most iconic events in Hebridean life is the annual journey made by men from Ness in Lewis to the isolated rock of Sùlaisgeir, some fifty miles to the north, to harvest their crop of the young gannet, or guga. During the 1950s the men had with them on several sojourns the photographer James MacGeoch and this book comprises the remarkable images he made both in Sùlaisgeir and on the men's return to Ness. This is photography at its very best - as social history and as depiction of people in their place. The images speak back in time through the centureis the men from Ness have been going to Sùlaisgeir, as well as forward into today's continued tradition. The book is accompanied by a CD of the men at worship in a stone bothy in Sùlaisgeir.

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