Sailing into the Past
The Swan is a restored 'Fifie' fishing boat, originally built in 1900. She was relaunched in 1996, almost exactly 96 years since she first took to the water. Today she is a familiar sight around Shetland's coast, often used for short sail training trips. Each year over 1,000 trainees from schools in Shetland, Orkney and The Western Isles climb aboard.
For more on the Swan, its history and its trips see The Swan website.Posted: August 1st, 2006