Nicknames for Traveller clans:
Date August 1955
Track ID 2324
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1955.151.B2

Original Tape ID

SA1955.151

Summary

Nicknames for Traveller clans:

pig's lug [ear] or Perthshire racheries - Travellers from Perthshire;
breid an milk, croods [curds], brochans [gruel] – Perthshire Travellers' name for Aberdeenshire Travellers (brochans refers to the Stewarts in particular);
Macafudyins, spotty, wuddies [withy or woody], Macaspits, Macatoots – McPhees;
the Macs – McAllisters;
caal parritch [cold porridge] – Stewarts;
misers – Robertsons;
the black McDonalds from Glencoe;
the Campbells is comin, wi humps upon their back.

The contributor declines to give the names for the Higginses or Whytes or any other name for the Campbells. She can give no names for the Camerons, MacKenzies or Newlandses.

A male contributor adds that the Highland Stewarts from Inverness-shire are the 'charlochs'. No names are known for the Border Travellers (Marshalls, Blythes).

Recording Location

County - Perthshire

Parish - Blairgowrie

Village/Place - Blairgowrie

Language

English

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS