The Yellow on the Broom

Filled with music, song, and an array of vibrant characters this is an enduring story that's worth telling and re-telling.

The Yellow on the Broom

About The Yellow on the Broom

'I’ll tak’ye on the road again, when yellow’s on the broom.’

Filled with music, song, and an array of vibrant characters, Bessie’s story passionately tells of her life and vividly portrays the prejudice faced by Travellers.

In 1930s Perthshire, Bessie Townsley is growing up in the Travelling community. Her mother and father teach her the ways of the land, but their lifestyle is under threat. With winter approaching, the family settle in Brechin for the season. There, Bessie must attend 100 days of compulsory schooling and although she shows promise in the classroom, the travelling life she adores is viciously attacked by those around her.

Adapted from Betsy Whyte’s beloved autobiography, this is a heartfelt, funny, and rich account of human endeavour.

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