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A World Apart
The story of the men and boats that kept communication and commerce alive for the Hebridean islanders in all weathers and despite the many dangers.
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Attention All Shipping
This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired...
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Bell Rock Lighthouse: An Illustrated History
The Bell Rock Lighthouse, standing on Inchcape Rock 12 miles from Arbroath, has stood as an "Industrial Wonder of the World" since its completion in 1811. It is the oldest sea-washed...
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Bell's Comet
P. J. G Ransom’s new study of Bell and the Comet and their place in history, written to mark the Comet bicentenary in 2012. The author shows that the direct influence of Bell...
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Building of the Queen Elizabeth 2, The
Much has been written about Queen Elizabeth 2 - and deservedly so as her story is an incredible one that has established her place in maritime history. The Building of Queen Elizabeth...
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By Steamer to the Argyllshire Coast
At the turn of the twentieth century, new laws introduced paid holidays for the masses and the seaside towns of Scotland saw a huge influx of visitors., Holidaymakers poured...
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Caledonian Canal, Lochs Locks and Pleasure Steamers
The Caledonian Canal was cut to link Scotland's east and west coasts and among its many users were boats engaged in herring fishing - as the fish migrated, they were followed from...
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Caledonian Canal, The
Telford's plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each other and the sea, was a huge undertaking which brought civil engineering to the Highlands on a heroic...
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Caledonian MacBrayne: The Fleet
This book, published specifically for Caledonian Macbrayne, covers the history of the company, maps of the routes, specification and full colour pictures of all of the vessels...
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Canal Builders
Canal Builders is a classic history book for anyone interested in the development of Britain's canal system. The book, which was first published in the 1970s, is now republished...
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Canal Narrowboats & Barges
An expert introduction to narrowboats, this book also covers wider canal craft and is a guide to the heritage of the working canals. It introduces photographs of boats on the inland...
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Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide
Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked...
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Crinan Canal
Known as 'Britain's most beautiful shortcut', the Crinal Canal runs from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne nine miles across the Kintyre peninsula to the west coast of Scotland. Designed...
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Cutty Sark Pocket Manual, The
Constructed on the River Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. Cutty Sark spent just...
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Ferries of Scotland - Past & Present
Following two earlier volumes during the last 15 years, Ferry Publications is pleased to announce a new edition of this title. Compiled with material from various correspondents...
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Fife's Fishing Industry
Fishing has always been a mainstay of Fife. The fishing industry began to develop in earnest in the latter half of the nineteenth century, with many advances in boat design, technology...
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Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters
Hugging the coast and crammed between two rivers, Aberdeen grew up isolated from Scotland's other urban centres. Yet Aberdeen experienced its share of crime in the 19th century...
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Fishing Boats of Scotland
From Orkney and Shetland to the north east coast, and from Fife to Berwick, fishing boats have been an important part of the maritime heritage of Scotland. The original designs...
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Fishing Boats Story, The
Charting how Britain's rich heritage of fishing vessels have changed over time, this book is a must-read for anyone with a maritime interest. It features colourful and archive...
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From Comet to Cal Mac: 200 Yrs Hebridean & Clyde Shipping
August 2012 marks the bicentenary of the pioneering voyage on the Clyde of Europe's first sea-going commercial steamship, the Comet. In the years thereafter, steamers transformed...
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From Duncansby Head to Solway Firth - Fishing Industry
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...
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From Sea to Sea
This engaging history covers the main canals: Caledonian, Crinan, Forth and Clyde, Monkland and Union covering the last 40 years in particular detail as this is the period over...
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Giants of the Clyde - Great Ships and Great Yards
There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clyde-built is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. As late as the 1950s, around a seventh of the total...
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Hurricane Hutch's Top 10 Ships of the Clyde
Hurricane Hutch''s Top 10 Ships of the Clyde is an 'insiders' look at 35 years on the Clyde - Captain Robin Hutchison was one of the longest serving and most experienced Masters...
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In the Wake of the Vital Spark
Stuart Donald had an obsession with Clyde puffers and Neil Munro's Para handy stories. This book looks for signs of Para and his crew on the West Coast of Scotland.
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Island Lighthouses of Scotland
John Love is a biologist, author and illustrator from Inverness who has now been living in South Uist for twenty years. He has been fascinated by islands and their lighthouses...
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Kindly Folks and Bonny Boats
A nostalgic celebration of Scotland's fishing industry.
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Kingdom of the Isles: Scotland's Western Seaboard
This book explores the western seaboard of Scotland - the Hebrides, Argyll and the Isle of Man - during the central Middle Ages. While political history predominates, the changing...
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Last Ferry to Skye
Christopher Uncles has selected approximately 180 pictures for his book on Skye, which is divided into three sections and includes pictures of virtually every settlement on the...
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Last of the Puffermen
The first autobiographical memoir from one of the men who worked in the puffer trade until its demise in 1994.
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Lifeboat: Courage on Our Coasts
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. For nearly two hundred years its volunteers have shown courage and selflessness in facing storm...
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Lighthouse Stevensons
The Lighthouse Stevensons, all four generations of them, built every lighthouse round Scotland, were responsible for a slew of inventions in both construction and optics, and achieved...
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