From Duncansby Head to Solway Firth - Fishing Industry

Stock No 46178
EAN/ISBN 9781445614526
Author: Mike Smylie
Publisher: Amberley
Format: PB

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In this book, Mike Smylie takes us on a tour from Duncansby Head to the Solway Firth. Here, small crofting communities sit on the fringe of the sea, hidden among the lochs and islands that indent Scotlands beautiful west coast and using what may well be the prettiest fishing boats in Britain.Although fishing here was mostly subsistence level and did not approach the scale of the industry on the east coast, there were large harbours at Stornoway, Castle Bay on Barra, Ullapool, Mallaig, Tarbet and Campbeltown. Mike Smylie shows us harbours, large and small, along with the boats and the communities that depended on them. From the herring fishery of Stornoway to salmon netting on the Solway Firth, the industry is illustrated by the contrast between these old and new images

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