Book of the Week: Wee Bessie

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Join Wee Bessie Townsley on her travels as she lives her unconventional life with her family and faithful dog Ricky, while longing for the herald of spring.  Wee Bessie is inspired by the childhood of Scottish Traveller Betsy Whyte, one of the travelling communities most celebrated storytellers, who recalled extraordinary real-life tales in her autobiography ‘The Yellow on the Broom’. …

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 …

Shamus McPhee, Artist & Activist

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company’ 3rd profile will be of Shamus McPhee Shamus McPhee, the youngest of nine children to Scottish Gypsy Travellers Agnes Johnstone and Charles McPhee, was born in 1971 in a deliberately sub-standard disused RAF Nissan hut devoid of electricity or hot water, converted in 1946 to accommodate “tinker” families as part of a furtive racial …