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Around us the WavesAround us the Waves

The Isle of Whithorn, a picturesque Scottish fishing village at the tip of the Machars peninsula in Galloway has a long and proud history. This was the place that built ships and bred sailors. The heritage of this 300-strong community has been determined largely by the sea, and also by the land around.

In this 160-page book, with over 200 illustrations in colour, the people of the Isle tell their own story, as related through the columns of its magazine Isle News. Here is a vividly illustrated and fascinating treasure trove of history, with tales of shipwreck, hard-working enterprise, and childhood memories of school, the surroundings and the sheer beauty of the place.

It’s also a privileged insight into a community whose present-day endeavours have earned it much national acclaim.

Copies of Around us the Waves are priced at £8.99 + P&P

Postage & Packing prices 2014:
First class £3.30  |  2nd class £3.00  |  Worldwide Airmail £7.50 |   Europe £5.30

Contact Hugh Jaques on 01988 500686 or email  

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