From Errol Flynn to Echo-sounders

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The tight-knit community of the Shetland Isles is the setting for this engaging, often humorous, and always revealing and informative autobiography of an engineering technician's career path.

Billy Williamson paints a vivid picture of adaptability and collective spirit through harsh Shetland winters, first through twelve years working for the Highlands and Islands Film Guild setting up film shows in village halls with a range of technical and logistical problems to overcome, then, in his later employment in marine electronics, in a host of challenging roles as technology advances.

Regular contact with ships of different nationalities and the associated linguistic problems motivated the author to achieve competence in both Norwegian and Russian, leading to a rewarding broadening of horizons.

Billy Williamson


251 pages