Thursday, 11 September 2014

Quite a Catch(er)

What is now largest trawler in Scotland, the Researcher, is in Shetland waters having recently been refitted and extended by 7.8 metres. It will be based in Whalsay, but is pictured below in

Lerwick, next to the Shetland Catch facility where its 78.5 metres becomes evident. What a change there has been in storage space since the distant days of the Hanseatic League, at its most successful in the Middle Ages, and its bod or trading booth (not built until the 18th Century) in the harbour at Symbister, Whalsay.

Scottish Islands Explorer - At present requires bod-sized storage

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