Welcome to the Tinkers’ Heart

 

A Message from the Heart

In a small, quiet spot in Argyll, at a place where three roads meet, lies a heart made from white quartz. This is the Tinkers’ Heart: a space sacred to Scotland’s Travelling people.

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It is a place of love, of loss and of memory. It is a place where marriages were made, where children were named and where those Travelling men who lost their lives in wars were remembered.

It is a place of both of ancestors and descendants; where the past, the present and the future merge on the three roads.

Travellers in times past walked the earth lightly and their sacred spaces have always been hidden in plain view. That sacred place was simply the landscapes they passed through.

This is one more reason the Tinkers’ Heart is special. It is a physical monument, laid out in white quartz chuckie stones, a place that is a focus for the memory of the many roles Travellers have played in the history of Scotland.

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Celebrate this little bit of Scotland and remember the many people who passed that way in their Summer Walking days.

Have a wee look at Jonny Burke’s video of a drone flight over the Heart and enjoy its beauty and tranquillity: Fly over the Heart

 

The Heart of the Travellers:

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The Tinkers' Heart – A National Monument and the Sacred Site of Scottish Travellers