Traveller Tales



Ramsay R Traveller Tales.

This all day event celebrating the cultural heritage of Gypsy/Travellers took place at the Highland Folk Museum, High Life Highland, on 19 May 2018. During the day visitors to the museum could visit MECOPP's Moving Minds exhibition, participate in or watch flower making demonstrations, find out about Gypsy/Traveller books available through the local library service, hear stories told by author Jess Smith and watch Essie Stewart build a bough tent. In the evening a film event took place with the screening of Timothy Neat's 'The Summer Walkers' and Heart of the Travellers' 'A Sense of Identity'. Traveller Tales' was organised in partnership with the Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore and took place as part of Museum Galleries Scotland's Museums at Night on 19 May 2018. The event was funded by Museums Galleries Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust (Live Literature Scotland). Generous funding from Historic Environment Scotland supported the building of the bough tent and the creation of a film documenting the process. Filmmaker and researcher, Shona Main, filmed Essie building the tent, having already documented the gathering and bending of the boughs in October/ November 2017. The resulting film is 'The Tent that Essie built: The tent shall stand when the palace shall fall'.

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Mrs Rhona Ramsay

Mrs Rhona Ramsay

PhD Researcher, History and Politics - Division

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