"The salted gannet is tasty"...
Said no-one ever.
Perhaps the 'people of Ness' would disagree? ;-)
According to the article:
The main point of contention seems to be the taste of the birds, which Mr MacLeod describes as "like a salty goose, very fat". Few people outside Ness can see the attraction. "It's absolutely revolting and greasy," said one Glaswegian last week. "The smell is disgusting and the taste somewhere between rotten leather and fishy beef," added another.
"Guga is without doubt the most disgusting thing," said John MacGregor, a former Lewis resident. "It's like strong duck stewed in cod liver oil and salt. The taste is bad enough - but my God, the smell as it's boiled. It smells awful, truly really, really bad, like the worst thing you have ever smelt times 100,000."
But the people of Ness disagree. "It is a delicacy," said Mr McFarlane. "It's delicious, but I do agree it's not to everyone's taste."
Yeah, it's a Scottish dish that's fairly notorious for being a very acquired taste. It's kind of the Scottish equivalent of Swedish surströmming or Korean hongeo in that respect. In foreign media that portrays Scotland, haggis is typically presented as the Mount Everest of weird Scottish cuisine solely by virtue of it being very famous and kind of gross on paper, but haggis is actually really tasty, and I haven't really met many people, Scottish or otherwise, who have tried it and not liked it. Guga is much more divisive, even for natives.