Jimmy Buchan, skiper of the trawler Amity, is a familiar face to millions of viewers of the television series Trawlermen. Over the years, fans of the show have admired his courage, determination and leadership pf the closely bonded crew under his charge as they fish the trecherous seas off the east coast of Scotland. With over three decades' experience to draw from, Jimmy offers a fascinating account of the risks and rewards of his trade in this, his memoir.
Through Jimmy's eyes you'll learn the inner workings of these awe-inspiring vessels, and about what living and working at sea for days on end is really like. From conditions so violent that every ounce of effort is spent simply trying to stay alive to days when the North Sea is giving up such abundant hauls crewmen return home with enough money to live like kings, Trawlermen tells the gripping story of the most dangerous job in Britain.