The Shipping Forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911. Now it helps James cope with his mother's death. James' step-father, Alan, must learn to connect with an autistic child who is his sole responsibility. When James decides that he and Tobias, his imaginary friend, are going to travel to Scotland because of the Shipping Forecast, Alan is forced to accompany them. A raging storm confines the pair to their rooms and forces them to listen to each other for the first time. A complex, but touching, story about living with autism and storm warnings in Cromarty.