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Herring Girl
Herring Girl
Herring Girl
Herring Girl
Herring Girl

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A life-size figure of a young herring girl from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century going about her daily business of gutting herrings, ready to be placed into the barrels beside her. Herring girls worked in teams of three called 'crews' – two gutters (who used a special knife called a 'cutlag') and a packer. On average, 30–50 herrings would be gutted per minute and then packed into barrels in tiers covered with salt. Each barrel would hold roughly 700 herrings.
Title

Herring Girl

Date

2008

Medium

bronze

Accession number

HS1_PA_S004

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

August 2008

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at all times

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Located at

North Beach, Stornoway

HS1 2XQ

Set in the harbour car park.