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

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

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

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 […]


HOTT: A Sense of Identity

Posted by , March 1, 2017

Please note: The post date here is assumed, this could have been posted later than the 1st of March. Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh EXHIBITION: A SENSE OF IDENTITY 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, […]


Update on the Story about Signage

Posted by , December 25, 2016

One of the Tinkers’ Heart supporters, Craig Finlay, has suggested that as many of us as possible email the leader of Argyll & Bute Council. If you’d like to add your voice,  Craig has put together an email that can be copied and sent: Craig Finlay feel free to copy and paste the content, then […]


Jess Smith on the Stravaig

Posted by , November 24, 2016

(With Davie in tow!) Jess has been out and about visiting folk, sharing stories and songs, drinking tea and blethering about her Traveller culture and the fight to preserve the Tinkers’ Heart. If you’re in the Oban area  (24th November) and fancy listening to Jess / joining in with some singing, she’s at the library […]


Signage for The Tinkers’ Heart

Posted by , October 25, 2016

We can’t have signage for The Tinkers’ Heart  because the road is – at present – considered ‘too dangerous’ and HOTT are talking to Argyll & Bute Council about a way forward on this matter. But wait, what’s this? Now there’s a revelation. Due to ‘health and safety issues’ the Tinker’s heart cannot have signage […]


Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2016: Update

Posted by , October 18, 2016

The winners were announced on the 18th October.  Sadly, Jess didn’t win in her category but the fact that her work on the Tinkers’ Heart has been recognised by this nomination is fantastic in itself. Congratulations to the Orkney project who won in the ‘B’ category – and congratulations to all the other category winners […]