Sailing and Canoeing

For the skilled sailor, Scotland's waters, particularly the islands and deeply indented west coast, offer some of the most rewarding recreational sailing in the world. Some delightful books have been written describing the hidden inlets and secret anchorages that abound in the complex patchwork of islands and tides.

The islands and fishing villages have long supplied sailors for the navy and fishing fleets, and there have been memorable stories written of their adventures down the years.

Book cover for An Island Odyssey An Island Odyssey

Hamish Haswell-Smith

Cruising Scotland

Glen Murray

An anthology of classic accounts of sailing in Scottish waters from the eighteenth century to the second world war.

Book cover for Isles Of The North Isles Of The North

Ian Mitchell

Book cover for The Canoe Boys The Canoe Boys

Alastair Dunnett

An epic trip by canoe up the west coast of Scotland in the 1930s.

Book cover for The Scottish Islands The Scottish Islands

Hamish Haswell-Smith

Fully revised and updated, this is the only book with detailed information and maps on every Scottish island.


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