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Summer Walkers – New Edition
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ISBN:
9781780273969
Categories
History, Social History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
02 June 2016
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
240
Illustrations
b/w illustrated throughout

Summer Walkers – New Edition

by Timothy Neat - Find out more about the author

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 Gaelicspeaking 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.

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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