Get a taste of Guga

GUGA is on the menu at Scotland’s Festival of Museums as Ness Historical Society offer the chance to sample the Lewis delicacy.

The Festival of Museums will take place from May 18th to 20th , with several events being held in the Highlands and Islands.

And Ness Historical Society will present an event on the traditional Guga hunt which, as well as offering a chance to taste ‘the Guga’, will show previously unseen video and images of the hunters.

Each year the Ness Guga hunters travel to the island of Sula Sgeir, about 40 miles north of the Butt of Lewis, to harvest young gannets, or Guga, for their meat – described as grey, strong-smelling and salty.

Also as part of the Festival of Museums, An Lanntair Arts Centre and Museum nan Eilean will explore the history of Lews Castle, constructed as a residence for James Matheson who made his fortune exporting opium from China and India.