A Sense of Identity

A Sense of Identity is a HOTT film project.  Jess and Dave Smith filmed Travellers talking about their lives and memories. The film premiered at The Story Telling Centre, Edinburgh in June 2017. We wanted the film to be seen by a wider audience so we’ve taken it out on tour.


The tour started in Ferryden, Angus –  home of Betsy Whyte. There was an exhibition over the two days of the weekend of 10-11th Feb. The film was shown on the Saturday night, which was then followed by a wee concert. After some initial fretting that we hadn’t advertised it enough and maybe folk wouldn’t come, we were absolutely delighted to be jam packed!

Thank you to all who came and to the performers who gave so freely of their time and talent to make the evening such a huge success. If you missed it, the little video clips below will give you a taste of the wonderful time we had:



Next stops:

Inverness                                                                                 March  23rd                                                                                                                                                 

There will be film show followed by Q&A at the YesHub, Inverness, 7pm.  (This is a small venue limited to 30 spaces.)  Includes light refreshments.

Free admission – donations welcome.  7pm start.

Venue details:      YesHub, 47 Huntly St, Inverness IV3 5HR.

(This date may change as there is a rally to save our Parliament that weekend, so please check back if you were thinking of coming along.)

Aberdeen                                                                      May (dates to be confirmed.)


Free admission – donations welcome.

Venue details:      The Elphinstone Institute, MacRobert Building, 581 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5UA.



Edinburgh                                                                             21st & 22nd   June

We’re delighted to be a part of Article 12 in Scotland’s History Month and to exhibit our work at Edinburgh’s Dunard Library.

Free admission – donations welcome.

Venue details:          The Hub – Dunard Library, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.




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