Glasgow Museums
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Shuttle, St Kilda, wood, woollen thread, 30mm x 280mm x 45mm 80.5g

Glasgow Museums holds a unique collection of material from St​​ Kilda.

Objects as varied as:
  • snares made of quill and hair for catching seabirds
  • St Kilda wren eggs, collected by native St Kildan William McQueen
  • woollen stockings, and
  • tweed.
They all make up the largest St Kilda collection held by any museum.

There are also many original letters and other archives.

Many of these fascinating objects are on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the Cultural Survival gallery.

The gallery explores the story of St Kilda and its people, features the St Kildans' stories, and has some important objects from the collection.
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