Book Launch: ‘Open Boat Days' compiled by Charlie Simpson

Monday, August 7th 2017 11:30am - 11:30am

‘Open Boat Days' is a new title, compiled by Charlie Simpson and published by The Shetland Times, and launched to coincide with Shetland Boat Week.

The book will be on sale at this event.

Open boat fishing as a vocation is now consigned to history but well written testimony to those days survives. This new anthology covers the boats, the fisheries, tales of day-to-day working life and first-hand accounts of the great storm of 1881 and the “Delting disaster”. It includes Charlie's transcript of the experiences of Delting man Willie Nicolson which is published here for the first time.

This is a free event and no booking is required.

Location: Shetland Museum & Archives foyer.

Category: Community Events