Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

A work in progress with no end in sight

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BALDIE

On the C19th Scottish origins and naming of the herring drifter known as the Baldie, including a photograph of two at Pittenweem

BRITISH FISHERY

An account of early underachievement, overdue triumph and eventual decline in both England and Scotland, featuring kings, economists and fishermen

DRIFT OR GILL NETTING

On the nets used by drifters in a largely abandoned, but sustainable method of catching herring now developed unsustainably elsewhere

LUGGER

A description of the boat which replaced the herring buss and increased the alternative income opportunities for fishermen