A new exhibition which depicts the lives of Gypsy Travellers women opened to the public on International Women’s Day (8th March).

The Moving Minds exhibition features contributions from Gypsy/Traveller women using stories, poetry and photographs to describe their life experiences.

It provides a wealth of fascinating detail about the Gypsy/Traveller community and contributors share their personal experiences.

The exhibition can be viewed until the 28th March, Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm and before evening shows at Falkirk Town Hall.

Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council said: “Across Scotland Council leaders have pledged action to improve the lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers and to tackle discrimination towards this community.

“The ‘Moving Minds’ exhibition marks our continued work to ensure that the Gypsy/Travellers in our area are treated with dignity and that the culture of this community is treated with respect – which is particularly apt to focus on  International women’s day.”

The exhibition is being supported by Falkirk Council, Falkirk Community Trust and MEECOP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project) and marks the start of MEECOP working in the Falkirk Council area.