Object Type: natural object

2012.81.1

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.

2012-81-1

2009.53.3

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.