This short history of the town in our Town and Village series replaces the original 1980 publication long since out of print. It covers important aspects of the town’s history, including its defence over the centuries, civic pride and authority, the rise and decline of both its fishing and holiday industries and its revival in the late 20th and early 21st century, servicing the oil and gas and renewable energy industries.

It is the first of our publications to enable readers to access augmented reality technology through the use of their smart phone or tablet bringing the printed image literally to life on the page.