Duncan Williamson was one of the last, best-known of Scotland's traveller storytellers. The son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers, he became known as one of the world's finest oral story-tellers, with over 3,000 stories committed to memory. His autobiography, The Horsieman, also published Birlinn, tells his life story as a traveller, hawking his wares, collecting stories, and travelling through Scotland. He died in November 2007.
'Scotland's greatest modern-day storyteller'* The Guardian *
'Exemplary and delightful'* Times Educational Supplement *
'A treasure trove of oral storytelling'* The Herald *
'Duncan Williamson's stories: a priceless part of our heritage, to be savoured'* Edinburgh Evening News *