Meet the gadgies of Gardenstown
3 December 2019
Filmmaker DANIEL COOK has spent much of 2019 embedded within the travelling community of Banffshire in the north east of Scotland. His newly released short documentary Shiner gives voice to a group of people rarely seen or heard in the media.
Below Daniel shares some of the amazing photographs he's taken during his time in Banffshire and reflects on what he's learned so far.
The Cant Language
Cant is a language spoken in the Scottish Gypsy/Traveller community. Some of these words have been adopted into Scots.
Examples of Cant words include:
Gadgie - Man
Manishee - Woman
Chackers - Face
Guffie - Pig
Loochie - Rat
Mang - Talk
Trash - Afraid