A display of documents and photos from the family archives of Patsy Hilton and Margaret McKenzie which give a fascinating insight into two families through the generations. Also on show is artist Stacey Hilton’s artwork A Storytellers Coat which has stories her great-grandfather told around the campfire embroidered on it.
Open to members of the Gypsy/Traveller community only.
Come and chat about your memories of the berries with images and readings from the library collection. Open to Gypsy/Traveller community. Please book a free place through Eventbrite.
In celebration of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month, come to an evening of entertainment as Patsy Hilton and Margaret McKenzie discuss their early lives on the road, memories of living on camps, their families and the rich traditions and culture of the Gypsy/Traveller communities.
Light refreshments will follow.
MECOPP and Article 12 are proud to present an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament. Gypsy/Travellers have played an important role in the social, cultural and economic life of Scotland for centuries. This exhibition is a small selection of work by Gypsy/Travellers and those who work with them.
Gypsy/Travellers have a long history in Argyll and have been an important part of the community and economy for hundreds of years. To celebrate Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month in Scotland members of the Argyll Gypsy/Traveller community have built a traditional tent called a gelly.
On display are some items associated with traditional activities and the lives of Gypsy/Travellers in the past. The objects have been lent to the museum by local families and many of the items have been handed down through the generations.
Gypsy/Travellers continue to contribute to the rich cultural life of Argyll.
A family fun day organised by members of the Gypsy/Traveller community and MECOPP at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Oban. Fun for all the family, featuring a traditionally built gelly, paper flower making, basket weaving, storytelling and food around the campfire.
Jess Smith and James Spence unfold the legacy of two of Scotland’s greatest twentieth century talents.
Time: Thursday 16th May, 1pm - 3pm
Location: The White House, 70 Niddrie Mains Rd, Scotland, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4BG
Cost: Free to Attend
Gypsy/Traveller community members and MECOPP, with support from the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, will lead an interactive seminar; a chance to dispel myths and promote dialogue.