The Summer Walkers

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 190 x 260 x 15mm | 697g
  • BIRLINN LTD
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1780273967
  • 9781780273969
  • 1,028,967

About 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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