by Timothy Neat - £14.99 Birlinn General (Birlinn Ltd) (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781780273969 | ISBN 10: 1780273967
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.
(Price & availability last checked: January 2019)