You’ve watched the TV series, you’ve eaten the prawns and you may even have voted in the election.
Now, get ready to read the book. Peterhead skipper Jimmy Buchan, perhaps Britain’s best known fisherman, has signed a deal for his life story with a leading UK publisher.
The 49-year-old rose to fame when he was first featured in the BBC’s groundbreaking Trawlermen series in 2006.
Most recently he stood as a Conservative party candidate in the last general election.
Last night, he announced he had signed with publisher Little, Brown which has produced autobiographies for a range of big names including Ozzy Osbourne and Cherie Blair.
The book, tentatively titled Trawlerman, is due for release next spring.
Mr Buchan said: “Looking back on my career, I have realised that the fishing industry has changed remarkably and also that I have some hair-raising and funny stories to tell.”
He said: “To be able to document all the anecdotes is a fantastic opportunity and I’m delighted to have agreed this deal.”
His literary agent, Margaret Hanbury of the prestigious Hanbury Agency, said she was delighted to have brokered the deal.
“He has some fascinating stories to tell and when he describes the storms he and his crew encountered you feel as if you’re on the boat with them,” she said.
Trawlermen won universal praise for its authentic but affectionate portrayal of the north-east fishing industry.
Mr Buchan’s company, Amity Langoustine, went from strength to strength and his langoustines – not prawns actually, but small lobsters – can be found in restaurants throughout the world.
Earlier this year, he stood for the Tory party and led an unsuccessful campaign for the Banff and Buchan seat.