Scheildrén Mórby navigatourist
A large sea – stack that is the home to a good variety of sea birds. In times past this area was an important seabird colony and local people remove some eggs for the dinner plate. This area holds approximately 250 pairs of Fulmar, 20 pairs of Herring gull, 15 pairs of Lesser black backed gull as well as a number of Common Gulls. This area is also an important breeding site for Raven, Oystercatcher, Black Guillemot, Rock Dove and Wheatear. According to scholars of Old Norse, Scheldrín translates as being the word for a Shield that indeed Scheldrín Mór does look like from sea. It is possible that Prockagh has a similar origin. Over the years this rock was another location for locals to climb to gather seagull’s eggs until one time a local person was climbing slipped and was only saved by his jersey catching on the rock face. However, when he had composed himself and began to look around to get his bearings, he saw a figure dressed all in white standing on top of Prockagh and who disappeared as soon as the climber saw him/her. This story has been borne out a number of years after that event when another climber who knew about the previous climber’s close shave when almost falling, but absolutely nothing about the appearance of the figure in white, was climbing the rock and when getting his bearings saw a person dressed in white also on top of Prockagh. This person paid no heed to what he saw, thinking it was a tourist. It was only when the second climber told his story among local company that a deadly silence fell and eventually the original story came out.
55.3775° N, 7.3932° W