FROM DUNCANSBY HEAD TO THE SOLWAY FIRTH


FROM DUNCANSBY HEAD TO THE SOLWAY FIRTH

MIKE SMYLIE    Book Number: 90049    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled ' The Fishing Industry Through Time', here is a fascinating selection of photographs showing the changing and developing harbours. Since the 1970s the fishing industry has been under pressure from over fishing. Loch Fyne and the east side of the Clyde were foremost in advancing techniques in the herring fishery so that the age-old method of setting drift nets was eventually superseded by the ring-net which was regarded as a form of trawling. Today the herring has gone and the number of fishing boats has shrunk due mainly to successive decommissioning schemes brought about by Europe's demand to cut the British fishing fleet. Given that Scotland has been settled for over seven thousand years, there is archaeological evidence that shellfish such as mussels, cockles, whelks, winkles, oysters, scallops and even limpets could easily be picked as the tide ebbed. And then there are of course crab and lobster pots and the use of line and hook. Here we look at the industry on the east coast and the large harbours at Stornoway, Castle Bay on Barra, Ullapool, Mallaig, Tarbet and Campbeltown. Mike Smylie shows us the communities, the crofters, the herring fisheries to salmon netting at Kirkcudbright on the Solway Firth and oyster boats at the Isle of Whithorn. Hundreds of colour and sepia archive photos showing the changing times. 96 page large softback.
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ISBN 9781445614526
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