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1 The Oral and Cultural Traditions of Scottish Travellers a selection of images from the project

2 People and Place Stanley Robertson at Mill o Tifty, scene of Andrew Lammie (Child 233) PH 2004 021 001 Family and geography are essential elements of Traveller identity and culture

3 People and Place Robbie Robertson, Aberdeen, 1970s PH 2005 024 001

4 People and Place

5 Corner shop, Frederick Street, Aberdeen, 1950s PH 2005 029 002 Stanley Robertson and family, Aberdeen, ca. 1976 PH 2005 030 013

6 People and Place Class photograph, Hanover Street School, early 1950s, Aberdeen PH 2005 026 004 The Castlegate, Aberdeen, 1950s PH 2005 029 001

7 The Oral and Cultural Traditions of Scottish Travellers Fieldwork with Scottish Travellers Gathering New and Old

8 Fieldwork One of the main aims of the project is for Travellers to interview Travellers

9 Fieldwork

10 Fieldwork

11 Fieldwork Jeannie Robertson, one of Scotlands best-known singers The project has also gathered together and remastered important old recordings from private collections Margaret Maggie Stewart, recorded by her nephew Stanley Robertson Elphinstone Institute

12 Lucy Stewart (1901-1982), a major tradition- bearer with a varied repertoire ranging from classic ballads to rare music hall songs The Stewarts of Fetterangus are one of Scotlands leading families for traditional music and song Crichie Donald and Margaret Stewart (neé Hutchison), ca. 1900 Fieldwork

13 David Dytes and Martha Peasie Stewart (neé Reid), on right, camped near Ballinluig, Perthshire, 1932 Elphinstone Institute Martha Stewart, grand- daughter of David and Martha, now studying for an MLitt in Ethnology and Folklore at the Elphinstone Institute Fieldwork

14 Girls from Aberdeen in a Gypsy caravan, Open Roads Festival, Glasgow, 2000 North East Traveller and Information Project David Stewart, ca. 1945, described as the King of the Gypsies at his funeral in Aberdeen (1954) Elphinstone Institute Fieldwork

15 The Oral and Cultural Traditions of Scottish Travellers Travellers in Performance: A Barrie Nicht, Gaither Roon the Glimmer and A Boorachie o Traivellers: A Celebration of the Oral and Cultural Traditions of Scottish Travellers

16 Travellers in Performance Stanley Robertson welcomes audience and performers to the Gaither Roon the Glimmer October 2004 PH 2004 025 031 Public performances are an important way of giving the public an insight into Traveller identity

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22 Stanley Cruickshank, Aberdeen PH 2004 025 024

23 Travellers in Performance Carmen Higgins, Aberdeen, performs at the Boorachie o Traivellers: A Celebration of the Oral and Cultural Traditions of Scottish Travellers, March 2005 PH 2005 007 071

24 Travellers in Performance

25 Singer and composer Bob Knight, Aberdeen PH 2005 007 060

26 Travellers in Performance Stanley Robertson in concert with Lawrence Tulloch, Scotland at the Smithsonian Washington, DC, July 2003 PH 2003 003 2004-6796

27 The Oral and Cultural Traditions of Scottish Travellers The Project

28 The project has been publicized through festival presentations, conferences, schools visits, workshops and performances, from Washington to Whitby

29 The Project Tim Neat addressing conference participants at the Boorachie, March 2005 PH 2005 007 016

30 The Project Author and storyteller Jess Smith at the Boorachie, March 2005 PH 2005 007 034

31 The Project

32 Sheila Stewart, Taffy Thomas, Stanley Robertson, Peter Chand at the Elphinstone Institute Storytelling Weekend, April 2005 PH 2005 012 021

33 The Project Stanley Robertson with PhD researcher and project transcriber Sara Reith, Heritage Lottery Fund Who Do We Want to Be? conference, November 2005 PH 2005 031 015

34 Acknowledgements Stanley Robertson, Project Keyworker Ian Russell, Director Photography by Ian Russell, Carley Williams, Martha Stewart, Sara Reith Powerpoint assembled by Thomas A. McKean © 2006 Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen


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