The Summer Walkers

Travelling People and Pearl Fishers in the Highlands of Scotland

By Timothy Neat

Format: Paperback

A unique portrait of a vanishing way of life as seen through personal remembrance, photographs, songs and stories.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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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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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 27 Apr 2016
ISBN 9781780273969
Number of Pages 240

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