Tinkers Heart: One of a kind memorial

Tinker’s Heart is a 1.7m x 1.4m heart formed by small Quartz stones laid in the earth at a crossroads near Loch Fyne. There is a tradition within the travelling community that it was constructed as a memorial to local tinkers who joined the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Is so Tinkers Heart may be the only physical monument to the tinker (gypsy) community in the highlands.

A dedicated group of folks have been attempting to gain better protection for this one of a kind monument.  Some have said that Historic Scotland has failed to act quickly enough or to take the public petitioning seriously enough.  Well, recently the Scottish Parliament took a position in support of preservation.

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