Iconic Traveller story set in Angus to be adapted for children

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Scottish classic to be adapted into illustrated children’s book The cultural classic ‘The Yellow on the Broom’, which tells the tale of Betsy Whyte’s life as a Scottish Traveller is to be adapted into an illustrated children’s book, ‘Wee Bessie’.  Over nine thousand pounds of funding from The National Lottery, Awards for All has been awarded to the charity, Heart …

BRUAR’S REST

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The story opens in the Highlands at the beginning of the 20th century.  The Gypsy wife of wild drunkard Rory Stewart dies giving birth to their second son.  Many years pass, and Rory and his sons are rootless Travellers on the roads of Scotland.  One night, during a winter storm, they save another Traveller family from freezing to death in …

Jess Smith Scottish Traveller, Author and Researcher of the Traveller’s Culture

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company 15th profile will be of Jess Smith Jess Smith is a Scottish Traveller who has published six books about her culture. An autobiographical trilogy of her days as a youngster on the road with parents and seven sisters living in a converted bus travelling throughout the UK Working mainly in the fields at the …