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TITLE
The Williamsons
EXTERNAL ID
PC_MORRISON_9
PLACENAME
unidentified
DATE OF IMAGE
1978
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Willie Morrison
SOURCE
Willie Morrison
ASSET ID
29293
KEYWORDS
gypsies
tents
The Williamsons

Katie Williamson and her brothers John and Peter were a family of Travelling people from Ardgay. Timothy Neat writes about the Williamsons in his book 'The Summer Walkers' (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1996).

Highland Travellers moved from village to village, living in simple tents. They often worked as tinsmiths, hawkers, horse-traders or pearl-fishers. While having much in common with Romany Gypsies, their ethnic and cultural origins are strongly rooted in the Highlands. Many were Gaelic speakers and bore traditional clan names such as Stewart, Cameron or MacDonald

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The Williamsons

1970s

gypsies; tents

Willie Morrison

Willie Morrison Archive

Katie Williamson and her brothers John and Peter were a family of Travelling people from Ardgay. Timothy Neat writes about the Williamsons in his book 'The Summer Walkers' (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1996). <br /> <br /> Highland Travellers moved from village to village, living in simple tents. They often worked as tinsmiths, hawkers, horse-traders or pearl-fishers. While having much in common with Romany Gypsies, their ethnic and cultural origins are strongly rooted in the Highlands. Many were Gaelic speakers and bore traditional clan names such as Stewart, Cameron or MacDonald