Scotland’s Fishing Boats Old and New

Publisher: The History Press ISBN: 978-0-75098-362-4

by James Pottinger

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With over 200 photographs, most of which are previously unpublished, Scotland’s Fishing Boats is a photographic journey through time at a variety of locations around Scotland and the Isles.

The history of each vessel featured is given in full which makes it a very useful reference book. The quality of the photograpks is excellent which certainly adds to the book’s appeal.

This is a very well researched book which will prove of great value to anyone with an interest in Scottish trawlers.


I would very highly recommend it to such readers.


Published by:

The History Press
The Mill
Brimscombe Port


Paperback: 234mm x 157mm, 144 pages, illustrated

Price: £14.99



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