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TITLE
Caithness, 1925 - Tinker
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS 1925-26_56001_008a
PLACENAME
unidentified
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Herbert Sinclair
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31852
KEYWORDS
travellers
travelling people
travelling folk
Caithness, 1925 - Tinker

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of an anonymous 'tinker', and an explanation of the circumstances of the photograph. Highland Travellers have been part of Scottish society for at least 500 years. They enjoyed a privileged place in Scottish society until the Reformation, when their wandering lifestyle and exotic culture brought severe persecution upon them.

Although Romani blood is found in some Highland Traveller families, they are more strongly identified with the native Highland population. Many families carry clan names like Macfie, Stewart, MacDonald, Cameron and Macmillan.

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Caithness, 1925 - Tinker

CAITHNESS

1920s

travellers; travelling people; travelling folk;

Highland Libraries

Caithness 1925

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of an anonymous 'tinker', and an explanation of the circumstances of the photograph. Highland Travellers have been part of Scottish society for at least 500 years. They enjoyed a privileged place in Scottish society until the Reformation, when their wandering lifestyle and exotic culture brought severe persecution upon them. <br /> <br /> Although Romani blood is found in some Highland Traveller families, they are more strongly identified with the native Highland population. Many families carry clan names like Macfie, Stewart, MacDonald, Cameron and Macmillan.