The main artistic and creative thrust is to hold a celebration of Gypsy Traveller art, delivered by a selection of the country’s leading practitioners and thinkers, thereby enriching wider society via the promotion of artistic, cultural and attitudinal diversity. The Programme for the day includes Visual Art, Craft-making, Musical performance and themed oral presentation by distinguished speakers: Rhona Ramsay (Stirling University), Dr. Nicola Cowmeadow (Local History Officer, PKC) and David McPhee (Perth and Kinross |Council) - leading to interactive discussion with the audience.
Perthshire has the highest percentage of Scottish Gypsy Travellers or ‘Nackens’ and has some of the strongest ancestral ties to the creative and artistic life of our community in this country. This project is an opportunity to recognise the unique contribution of Scottish Gypsy Travellers to the cultural landscape of Scotland. Our partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre marks the beginning of a journey to strengthen our links to mainstream organisations, and an opportunity to develop a more respected and visible profile for our community.