A Message from the 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.
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.
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:
REGISTERED CHARITY NO: SCO045416
Our Story: The Tinker’s HeartPosted by admin, February 23, 2019
Last November, BBC Radio Scotland recorded a programme with us about the Tinkers’ Heart. This was aired on the 19th of February at 1.30pm. You can tune into BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday the 24th of February at 7am to listen to it and on Tuesday 26th of February at 1:30pm. This broadcast is also […]
See ‘A Sense of Identity’ in BenderlochPosted by admin, January 3, 2019
A Sense of Identity, our award winning film, is coming to Victory Hall, Benderloch on Saturday the 19th of January. Further information is available below.
News: A Sense of IdentityPosted by admin, November 10, 2018
The Heart of the Travellers, a Scottish charity dedicated to the preservation of Traveller culture, is delighted to announce that their film, A Sense of Identity, won The Folklore Society’s Non-Print Media Award 2017-2018.
Heart of the Travellers AGM 2017Posted by admin, March 16, 2017
The Heart of the Travellers AGM Rm. 40, MacRobert Building, The University of Aberdeen. Saturday, 18th March, 2017 at 1pm. Agenda Chair’s report Treasurer’s report The Tinkers’ Heart – update and next steps Parliamentary Permanent Exhibition A Sense of Identity – film project A Sense of Identity – Scottish Storytelling Centre Revamping logos and […]