A World Apart — The Story of Hebridean Shipping




This book traces the development of ships and shipping routes on Scotland’s western seaboard, from primitive 19th century paddle steamers to sophisticated 21st century car ferries.

“A World Apart — The Story of Hebridean Shipping” compares the charmingly slow and unpredictable voyages of the past with the ultra-functional fleet of today, arguing that the elegant ships of yesteryear symbolised a way of life that made the Hebrides a world apart — a way of life swept away by the hectic demands and high-speed communication of the modern world. And yet the journeys made by today’s ferries still carry an echo of the past.

Written by Andrew Clark, CRSC’s magazine editor, this 112-page paperback includes many fascinating illustrations — most of them previously unpublished — and provides details of virtually every steamer and ferry to have sailed under the MacBrayne/CalMac flag.

CRSC is offering the book post free at £13.50, a considerable discount to the recommended retail price.