..sets out the context and issues that make the Fair Isle case-study such a compelling one, and attempts to capture and convey what drives this community's determination to protect Fair Isle waters. By Nick J Riddiford and Kerri Whiteside. Paperback booklet.
The story of the vision and tenacity of one man - Andrew Banks, a quietly spoken Orkney farmer's son - who, with a tiny team of trusted colleagues and without a penny of public funds, started operating a new, frequent, cheap, short sea crossing between Orkney and the Scottish Mainland. By Ron N. Pederson. Paperback.
Plans included:Pierowall Harbour (1:40 000), Whitehall Harbour (1:25 000), Bay of Kirkwall (1:12 500), Stromness Harbour (1:12 500), Scrabster Harbour (1:7500), Wick Bay (1:10 000). March 2022 edition, the latest depths have been applied where available. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general...
This book is a celebration of the Orkney Yole. It has been compiled by members of the OYA and contains both contemporary and historical photographs of the various types of yole that have been sailed over the years. There are also chapters explaining the history, evolution and construction, together with first hand reminiscences from sailors of these...
Covering the history of ferry services to Orkney and Shetland, this new and updated book is a wealth of historical pictures. It includes a history of Northlink Ferries and an insight into passage from mainland Scotland to the Islands from Willie MacKay, a long-standing master. Miles Cowsill & Colin Smith
Billy Cardno served as a cabin boy on the S.S Earl Thorfinn from 1958 until 1961. Here we share his memories of that time, from his first steps on the deck to the ship's final days. A revised and extended reprint of Sailing With Steam. A5 booklet.
Completely rewritten, updated and expanded edition of this classic dive book. An indispensable book for all divers and those interested in classic shipwreck sites. Subsea scans reveal the wrecks in breathtaking detail. By Rod MacDonald. Paperback.