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

By: Neat, Timothy

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Illustrated card covers, New. 2016 edition, pp ix, 230, b&w illustrations, appendix. 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.

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

Author Name: Neat, Timothy

Categories: Scotland North-east, Scottish History, Scotland Highlands & Islands,

Publisher: Birlinn: 2016

ISBN Number: 1780273967

ISBN Number 13: 9781780273969

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 008578