Object Type: natural object

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Lumps of Tiree peat

Three lumps of peat collected from the bank of Amhainn Bhan, Balevullin, in 2012. Only a small amount of peat was ever present on Tiree, and all the useful cuttings were exhausted decades ago. These pieces are very rare examples.

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Limpet shells

Three large and two small limpet shells. Limpets were a staple food on Tiree until the end of the 19th century. They can be eaten raw, like oysters, or cooked. They are boiled and then the muscle is cut off and fried in butter.

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