I've always been aware that my on my dad's side of the family there had been some 'tinkers', that came from up Huntly/Inverurie way. He himself told me about going to his grandads house and out the back it being an 'absolute bomb site' with all sorts lying around.
But I'm interested to find out what exactly tinkers in the North of Scotland were all about? From what I read they weren't exactly travellers as such, but more like 'door to door' sellers, of all sorts.
I also came across my grandmothers birth certificate which stated her father as being a Hawker. Anyone know much about these?
I've already done the usual google searches...just wondering if anyone has a more local knowledge of these folk!