Old Photograph Whelk Gatherers Kerrycroy Scotland

Old photograph of Whelk gatherers by the coast in Kerrycroy, Isle of Bute, Scotland. Whelk is a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail. In Scotland, the word whelk is also used to mean the periwinkle which is a species of small edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc that has gills and an operculum, and is classified within the family Littorinidae. Kerrycroy village was designed in 1803 as a model village by Maria North, the wife of the 2nd Marquess of Bute in the style of an English village.

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