The West Highland Galley


The West Highland Galley is a little known vessel that has had an impact to merit much wider appreciation. Birlinn have proved adept in publishing and re-publishing titles on subjects that mainly have a particular Scottish relevance that have escaped other publishers. This book is a good example. Cost has been kept down by the format and the use of a limited number of black and white photographic plates presented in a gloss plate section at the centre of the book. The author has done a good job of presenting in this economic format a readable work that brings to life a number of topics, all related to the West Highland Galley. The subject of the title is a design that owes much to the Scandinavian fighting ship from which it was developed by Gallic boat builders

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