NorthLink Ferries calls on bookworms to get stuck into local literature

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Bundles of Orkney and Shetland books up-for-grabs this World Book Day.

Ahead of World Book Day 2019, Serco NorthLink Ferries is offering its social media followers an opportunity to get their hands on some of the best literature that the Northern Isles has to offer.

This Thursday (7 March) the lifeline ferry operator is calling on its Facebook followers to enter its prize draw to win either a bundle of books by Shetland’s finest writers or those from Orkney.

Titles such as ‘The Orkney Mini Guide’ and ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney Mini Guide’ both by Charles Tait and ‘The Italian Chapel Orkney’ by Donald S. Murray are on offer. ‘The Italian Chapel Orkney’ tells the story of a small church on Lamb Holm which was transformed by Italian prisoners of war during WW2.

Shetland titles like ‘The Shetland Bus’ by David Howarth and ‘The Shetland Guide Book’ again by Charles Tait are also up-for-grabs. The Shetland Bus tells the compelling story of a daring wartime operation between Shetland and Norway. Charles Tait is a renowned figure of the Northern Isles tourism industry and his guide books and photography have received critical acclaim.

Stuart Garrett, Serco’s managing director at NorthLink Ferries, said: “With regular sailings between Scrabster and Stromness, and Aberdeen to Kirkwall and Lerwick, a journey with NorthLink Ferries is the perfect opportunity to catch up on some reading inspired by the Northern Isles.

“World Book Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic literature of the islands and offer some great examples to our social media followers. With a range of guide books on offer, they’re the perfect reading companion for planning adventures to Shetland or Orkney.”

Social media followers have until midnight on Wednesday 7 March to enter NorthLink Ferries’ competition on its Facebook page.