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Description - The Summer Walkers by Timothy Neat

`The Summer Walkers' is the name the crofters of Scotland's north-west Highlands gave the Travelling People - the itinerant tinsmiths, horse-dealers, hawkers and pearl fishers who made their living `on the road'. They are not gypsies, but are indigenous Gaelic-speaking Scots, who, to this day, remain heirs of a vital and ancient culture. In this fascinating and enlightening book, Timothy Neat documents an archetypal and vanishing way of life through their art, oral culture and folk-tales, recording a people and a way of life which is of significant cultural importance to Scotland's national heritage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841581996
ISBN-10: 1841581992
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Timothy Neat

Timothy Neat is a film-maker, writer, and art historian. His film, The Tree of Liberty was Best Documentary at the Celtic International Film and Television Festival. He is the author of several books including The Voice of the Bard with John MacInnes, When I Was Young (Islands) and When I Was Young (Highlands and East Coast).

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