Jess Smith is a Scottish Traveller. Although her days of travelling finished when she met her non-Traveller husband Dave, memories of her childhood never left her. Living in a Bedford bus and travelling in the summers, mainly berry-picking, then travelling the old roads before winter, when they settled for the tattie lifting, became the contents of several books – three of which are autobiographical. Part of her upbringing was listening to stories and songs, shared around campfires by the older ones. Humour and fun run throughout her story of life as a Scottish Traveller, which she will share at this year's Kinross-shire Winter Festival.
Loch Leven Community Campus
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