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.
Two pieces of serpentine rock
Two pieces of green serpentine rock from Am Fang Dubh, Kenavara. Collected in 2011.
Bowl of white sand from Balevullin beach.
Bowl of sand from An Tràigh Bhàn, `the white beach`, Balevullin, 2009. The sand on Tiree beaches comes mainly from crushed shells, which makes it very white. The purple fragements are crushed mussel shells.
Round white flint rock from Balevullin beach. Chipped to show grey flint interior.
Piece of gneiss rock from Ben Hynish.
Piece of gneiss rock from Ben Hynish. Note the banding and lichen patterns.
Stone containing fossils
Stone containing fossil ammonites and other shells. May have come from Skye as there are no rocks like this on Tiree. Found by Ulrike Rawson on Balephetrish beach.