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Scalloway Museum was delighted to receive a new donation recently from Keith Henderson.
The find is believed to be a limpet pick, used for prising limpet shells from the rocks to use as bait.
It was found in six-fathom of water in Clift Sound, close to Lippie Geo, near Scalloway. The shore is peppered with stone buildings and enclosures. It was found while the donor was working buckie pots - a type of shellfish fishery - in the area.
We believe that this is a limpet pick, used for prising limpet shells from the rocks. Limpets were a common form of bait.
Scalloway Museum would like to thank Keith for his kind donation. The limpet pick is now on display within the early people case - one of the first you visit as you make your way around the museum.