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TITLE
Caithness, 1925 - Tinker Children
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS 1925-26_56001_053
PLACENAME
unidentified
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Herbert Sinclair
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31873
KEYWORDS
travelling people
people
tents
Caithness, 1925 - Tinker Children

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of three children of the travelling people that the photographer had met up with on the way to Dunnet Mary Mass Festival.

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 Children

CAITHNESS

1920s

travelling people; people; tents

Highland Libraries

Caithness 1925

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of three children of the travelling people that the photographer had met up with on the way to Dunnet Mary Mass Festival.<br /> <br /> 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.