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Running the lee
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Running the lee

A picture of men who used to 'run the lee' over the cliffs of Copinsay to collect birds eggs.

As a lot of the objects in the baskets are not egg-shaped, I wonder if they were having a laugh with the photographer in this picture.

Again the date is an estimate.
Picture added on 14 May 2004
They are guillemots eggs and are shaped so as not to roll but swivel on the rock ledge. They are disproportionately large pear shaped eggs in a variety of colours and blotches.
Added by John Corall on 27 September 2005
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