A Raft in the Pool
These are boyhood memories from a way of life long departed: remembered with honesty, humour and great affection. Born in 1940 in Yell, Shetland, John A.W. Strachan grew up at a time when piped water and electric light were still distant dreams for the outlying isles. But the simplicity of the life was made up for by the richness of character in the islands.