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Memoirs of Alistair MacNeill, Hynish, ‘They were our Vital Sparks’ which recall his fascination with the coal puffers that visited Hynish to off-load coal and other goods during the 1950s. The puffers also took away bundles of kelp for processing on the mainland.

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Photograph of a drying rack for tangles at Balevullin in 2000

Colour photograph of a rack made of wooden planks and oil drums at Neil MacKinnon`s croft at Balevullin in 2000. Bales of tangles (kelp seaweed stalks) would be untied and laid over the rack to allow air to circulate underneath the stalks, thus drying them.


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