Gypsy Traveller exhibition in Finzean

The exhibition depicts the history and culture of the Gypsy Traveller community
The exhibition depicts the history and culture of the Gypsy Traveller community

An exhibition of information and art prepared with the input of the Gypsy Traveller community is on display in Finzean Village Hall on October 2.

‘What A Voice’ has been researched and produced by Article 12 in Scotland, a non-governmental organisation, in conjunction with young Gypsy Travellers, and is touring various locations across Aberdeenshire.

The free exhibition depicts the history and culture of the Gypsy Traveller community through a mix of words and images.

The exhibitions will generally be available to view during office hours unless otherwise stated.

Leader of Aberdeenshire Council, Councillor Jim Gifford, said: “I very much welcome this exhibition which provides interesting information on the Gypsy Traveller community and their historical role in Scottish culture.

“It is up to us as a council to challenge negative stereotypes about any sector of society and I hope that council staff, elected members and local residents make the time to view these exhibitions and think about the messages being promoted.”

Independents’ Co-ordinator Councillor Norman Smith added: “This is a very worthwhile project and I hope it will be very well received in all the locations it is displayed in across Aberdeenshire.”