This second edition of Martin Lawrence's sailing directions for the North Sea coast from the Farne Islands to Cape Wrath has been thoroughly revised. The text and plans have been updated and corrected and the author has provided new photographs. On the East coast of Scotland there are a large number of ports providing varying degrees of shelter, and this pilot describes not only the well known destinations but also the many small and attractive harbours developed in the 18th and 19th centuries when the herring fisheries were flourishing. In each instance Martin Lawrence has provided a plan as well as aerial photographs to support the text. There is good coverage too of the harbours in the Firth of Forth including the access to the Fort and Clyde Canal at Grangemouth and also the entrance to the Caledonian Canal at Inverness. The pilot covers the exposed mainland coast of the Pentland Firth up to Cape Wrath from where Martin Lawrence's well known pilots for the West coast of Scotland take over. Martin Lawrence is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. He is well known as the author of The Yachtman's Pilot series. He has contributed to Yachting Monthly and the yachting press in Scotland.