Going to the Berries

Going to the Berries $13.72


Going to the Berries: Voices of Perthshire and Angus Seasonal Workers

Berry pickers came from near and far, year after year. For local people, adults and children, it was an opportunity to supplement the family income; Glasgow folk combined it with a holiday. For the Scottish Traveller community it was an annual opportunity to meet up with friends and family, and forge new relationships.

Many of those local berry pickers share their recollections in this book which is published at a time of change and challenges for the soft fruit cultivation business.

Ethnologist Roger Leitch started making fieldwork recordings in the early 1980s. He is best known for his The Book of Sandy Stewart which tells, through oral history and photographs, of the lives of Scottish Traveller Sandy Stewart and his family.

Caroline Milligan is Research Assistant, European Ethnological Research Centre.

Published for National Museums Scotland in the Flashbacks series by NMS Enterprises Limited – Publishing with the European Ethnological Research Centre.

240 pages

198 x 129mm

37 black and white photographs


Further Details

Author Duncan Cameron Mackenzie was born on Burray, Orkney, in 1949. His varied career includes being in the Royal Air Force and in the Scottish Army Parachute Battalion.

This title was published for National Museums Scotland by NMSE – Publishing Ltd in collaboration with the European Ethnological Research Centre as part of the Flashbacks series.

Materials: Paperback
Author(s): Duncan Cameron Mackenzie, edited by Mark Mulhern and Caroline Milligan
ISBN: 9781910682395

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