Lomond Publishers Scotland's East Coast Fishing Industry

With photographs from picture postcards and amateur collections dating as far back as the late 1800s this book captures the boom years of the East Coast herring industry. Travelling North to South from Scrabster to Wick it captures the strongly visual and diverse subjects providing us with such memorable images as the 'Herring Girls'; the women gutters and packers who followed the herring boats as they tracked the shoals around the coast, the launch of the steamer Gowan (FR232) as steam began to replace sail at the turn of the century and the Aberdeen vessel Keith Hall aground in fog at Skifigoe on the west coast of Orkney in November of 1921.