Here you can get an insight into the everyday skills and  experiences of life through the ordinary observations and practices of remarkable people and Tradition Bearers.

Tradition Bearers carry the Cultural Identity of their community in  a covert way, almost always invisible to the outsider.

We hope you are enriched by sharing these stories.

Here you will find stories from Rabbit catchers, Singers, Musicians, Craft workers, fishermen, shepherds and people who work on land and sea.


This photograph was collected by Vanishing Scotland as part of a collaboration between Art and Ethnology. The book is now on display in the local Health Centre, 100 years of Dunscore.