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The Summer Walkers

Travelling People and Pearl Fishers in the Highlands of Scotland

by Timothy Neat

£14.99

244 in stock

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ISBN: 9781780273969
Published: 27 Apr 2016
Format: Paperback
Extent: 240
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Categories:
Traveller tales
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About the Book

The Summer Walkers is the name the crofters of Scotland's North-west Highlands gave the Travelling People - the inerrant tinsmiths, horse-dealers, hawkers and pearl-fishers who made their living 'on the road'. These people are not gypsies - they are indigenous Gaelic speaking Highlanders who are heirs to a vital and ancient culture. This book documents their way of life and explores their customs, superstitions, unique language, stories, poetry and songs rough photographs and remembrances. The result is a poignant and deeply moving record of a way of life now on the verges of living memory.

The Author

Timothy Neat

Timothy Neat is an art historian, film-maker and writer. He is the author of numerous books, including Part Seen, Part Imagined, a study of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and a two-volume biography of Hamish Henderson. His film Play Me Something was Best Film, Festival de Cinema de Barcelona, 1989.

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