Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Get your Christmas salt herring here

Just spotted this in the petrol station. Welcome to the Isle ... on Twitpic

Not from Denmark or Iceland, but Lewis, where this is a common sight. One of my friends used to take a pail of salt herrring to Edinburgh University every term to see him through his time away from home.

Hat tip to Iain MacKinnon for the spot at a Stornoway petrol station

1 comment:

  1. Oddly enough, I saw people buying salt herring in the aforementioned fuel station only this morning. At 6.99 a bucket, I assumed it was to feed to the dog or something.

    I've lived in Stornoway for 8 years but have so far missed this bit of the Gaelic Xmas celebrations - pray tell this incomer in what circumstances/company/meal one eats salt herring?