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The Summer Walkers: Travelling People and Pearl Fishers in the Highlands of Scotland

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)

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