Fish and shellfish
Gutters at Stornoway
Fishing was a major industry and employer long before 1910, when our photograph of gutters at work on the dockside at Stornoway was taken.
Herring were eaten widely by ordinary people and tended to be the cheapest fish dishes.
The wealthy rarely ate herrings other than at breakfast, which may explain why historic recipe books contain few herring recipes.
Gutting fish on the harbour at Stornoway, around 1910. [Library reference: Phot.s.139]
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