Gypsy Traveller exhibitions

An EXHIBITION of information and art prepared with the input of the Gypsy Traveller community will be on display throughout Aberdeenshire during the autumn.

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

The free exhibition depicts the history and culture of the Gypsy Traveller community through a mix of words and images. It is aimed at exploring their lives.

Article 12 in Scotland has lent Aberdeenshire Council two exhibitions for display.

It will be held in the Ythan Centre in Ellon from noon-6pm on Monday, October 29.

Council leader, 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.”