“See that auld bit of ground there? That was where the auld Travellers camped, had done for a long time. There used to be a hangman’s tree there. They’ve cut it down now. Nobody will know it was there. Except, that is, for the Travellers who still remember.”

Scottish Travellers – Nawken (Naa-ken) in our own language – are one of Scotland’s oldest Indigenous peoples. We have been travelling Scotland’s highways and byways for at least the last 900 years. The Nawken have played a myriad of roles in Scotland over time, lending our specialised skills and talents to the development of the land. ...


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