GUGA HUNTERS

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Birds

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: GUGA HUNTERS

Reference number: 2496

Date: 1957c

Director: [filmed by John Morrison]

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.21 mins

Description: Guga hunters (a guga is a young gannet) being landed on Sula Sgeir for the annual 2-3 week season.

Sula Sgeir is a precipitous rocky islet, 50 miles North West of Cape Wrath and 10 miles West of North Rona, along with which it forms a nature reserve.

See correspondence from donors.

See also ref. 3590 SULA SGEIR GANNET HUNT, the (aka MEN OF NESS)

Shotlist: No credits [Isle of Lewis] gvs harbour (Ness?) men on board small boat, probably the MFV "Viking" (0.35) shots of Sula Sgeir from boat, cliffs and headlands (0.44) men landed by boat. Food and supplies are unloaded (1.13) water kegs on deck of boat. Shots of cliffs (2.33) men settling in to stone bothies. Shot of temporary stone grave from 1904(?) (3.11) gvs guga [young gannet] in grass and on cliffs of Sula Sgeir (4.53) Boat leaves and men are left ashore to sort the supplies (5.21)