Scotland's Fishing Boats: Old and New (Paperback)

Scotland's Fishing Boats: Old and New By James A. Pottinger Cover Image
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THE coasts of Scotland are a goldmine for fishing boats new and old, and this latest selection from James Pottinger covers a huge variety of them – from early trawlers to seine net boats, to modern twin rig side and stern trawlers. As it does so, it demonstrates the changes that evolved in the design of the boats themselves, as progress marches on: the numbers of handsome wooden boats have declined, while the smaller boats have flourished, now rigging themselves for trawling, lining and shellfish catching.With over 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, Scotland’s Fishing Boats is a photographic journey through time at a variety of locations around Scotland and the Isles.

About the Author

JAMES POTTINGER is a retired marine engineer who served in the Merchant Navy and in senior management in the North Sea oil industry for Scotland, Norway and Holland. Brought up in a fishing village in Shetland, he has a life-long interest in the fishing industry and many connections with it. He has previously written Fishing Boats of Scotland, Scottish Fishing Boats, Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland and Clyde Built Ships for The History Press.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780750983624
ISBN-10: 0750983620
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: February 26th, 2018
Pages: 144
Language: English