The Cod Hunters
What do a retired railway worker in New York, an embittered Fishery Officer in Lerwick, a bankrupt banker, the daughter of the famous explorer David Livingston and a Faroese Prime Minister have in common? They were all involved in some way in the story of the Shetland cod hunters.
Author John Goodlad has always been interested in the history of the Shetland fishing industry and with this being a personal and very readable account of the incredible story of the Shetlanders who fished for cod around Faroe, Rockall, Iceland and Greenland. This is no dry history of boats and fish - it is a story about ordinary people who did extraordinary things.
Author: John Goodlad
Publisher: Shetland Heritage Publications