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Wee Bessie Update

Media,Wee Bessie
Posted by , February 8, 2020

We were so chuffed to have been sent these photos.The aim of the project was to get children and adults talking about Traveller culture and we have achieved this.We are proud to be part of something positive.

Our YouTube Channel!

Posted by , November 24, 2019

Heart of the Travellers now has a YouTube channel where you can follow our films, events and more! Our videos can be seen at this link:

Meet David G Pullar

Wee Bessie
Posted by , July 9, 2019

Meet the author of our book Wee Bessie. David G Pullar is a prefessional gardener from Montrose, since the age of 16 David has been showcasing the histories, traditions and customs of Scotlands travelling people.The great grandson of much celebrated Traveller Betsy Whyte has found inspiration in her work and life, especially her connection with nature. […]

Introducing Ruthie

Wee Bessie
Posted by , June 13, 2019

Meet the illustrator of our book Wee Bessie. Ruthie Redden Artist is an artist and illustrator based in Galloway on Scotland’s beautiful wild southwest coast in the artists town of kirkcudbright. Through her research Ruthie explores the folklore, history and tradition rooted in Scotland’s past, much of it on the brink of being lost.  As […]

Wee Bessie Project

Wee Bessie
Posted by , May 19, 2019

We are very excited to tell everyone that we have secured funding from The National Lottery Awards for All for a new book project. “The Yellow on the Broom” by Betsy Whyte is being reworked for a new audience by her grandson, David Pullar. Aimed at sharing the stories of Scottish Travellers’ culture with a […]

Media Coverage

Posted by , April 13, 2019

Historical Environment Scotland has featured our own Jess Smith in a video about the Tinkers Heart. The People’s Friend Magazine has also covered an article on the Tinkers Heart. The article and small video can be seen below.

Our Story: The Tinker’s Heart

Media,The Heart
Posted by , 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 Benderloch

A Sense of Identity
Posted by , 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 Identity

A Sense of Identity
Posted by , 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 2017

Posted by , 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 […]