HOTT: A Sense of Identity


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Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh


Sat 10 Jun – Sat 1 Jul

Event Information

An exhibition celebrating the history and future of Scotland’s Travellers. Headed by renowned writer and storyteller Jess Smith, Heart of the Travellers is a charitable organisation who are dedicated to conserving and recording the stories, songs, genealogies and history of the travelling community, as well as preserving the only physical monument to Scottish Travellers, The Tinkers’ Heart. This rich and ancient history is shared with the Scottish people through this major project.

Event Information

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Storytelling Court
Sat 10 Jun – Sat 1 Jul
Full Price – 0.00
Start Time & Duration:
10am – 6pm

Additional Info:
Free, non- ticketed . Sometimes the Centre’s exhibition space is not accessible to the public because of a private function booking. Please call ahead to check.

HOTT: A Sense of Identity

It has taken HOTT almost two years but at long last our Sense of Identity will be shared in June. Many generous people from the Travelling community opened their hearts and their homes to share their story with us. Initially we had planned to present this to schools and universities and of course that is still our aim. However the depth of honesty and cultural stories are so unique we decided to share with everyone. The recordings were over 8 hours long but it is impossible to put every word (wish we could) into an hour long DVD so we’ve condensed, leaving special gems.

Our exhibition is all about the culture and we, HOTT (Heart of the Travellers) would be so pleased if you could visit at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and take a look. I know I speak for all the wonderful people involved when I say, “you are most welcome.”

Jess Smith

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