The 1895 Scottish Traveller Report
In 1894, an enquiry sat in various parts of Scotland to find out about and report back on Scotland’s Traditional Travellers. Some of the committee were liberal, and some viciously prejudiced. Their report made lots of comments and recommendations. One of the terrible results, was the rounding up of the children of Travellers and their sending to Canada and Australia as domestic and ‘farm’ servants. The children were told their parents had died, or did not want them, or some such excuse; mostly, the children were never heard of again from their families. The forced shipment continued until the outbreak of WW1 and again after it until WW2. A little known horrific chapter in Scotland’s history. This book is the actual report in so far as it relates to the Travellers. A4, stapled, extensive index, 4 linocut drawings from the original report.