The most spectacular of the islands off the coast of East Lothian is the Bass Rock, rising majestically out of the sea with near-vertical sides apart from the south side where the landing jetties, lighthouse, old castle walls and chapel ruins are located. The Bass, which gave its name to the northern gannet (Sula bassana or Morus bassanus), is home to the world’s largest colony of northern gannets with more than 150,000 birds. A boat trip round the Bass Rock is a memorable experience. Landing on the Bass and observing the glorious gannets up close is awesome and a photographer’s dream, shared in this book of fantastic photographs.
Author: Ian Goodall. RRP: £9.95