A few weeks ago, BBC Radio Scotland's Kitchen Cafe broadcasted a programme on the 'guga' or young gannet. It told the story of the fowlers of Ness, on the Isle of Lewis who voyage annually to the remote Isle of Sula Sgeir to hunt the guga.
all is not doom and gloom for the discerning Hebridean foodie. It really is a question of eating local, even if the larder is limited and using the bounty of the natural larder of Scotland. This larder is by its very nature, seasonal but those with a tendency to plan and prepare can perfect the aged skills of preserving, drying and the more contemporary advancement, freezing.