HOTT: A Sense of Identity

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

The Heart
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

The 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 […]

News, Views and Coos

Posted by , October 13, 2016

More Coo Shenanigans The Tinkers’ Heart is an Historic Monument  – a  scheduled monument of national importance. And this sign appeared over the summer, discouraging visitors. Someone needs to have a serious word. A tactic not exactly unfamiliar to many and completely  uncacceptable given the Heart’s status. *** Recording Future Voices *CALL FOR YOUNG TRAVELLER […]