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Highlanders and slavery:  The Cromarty connection

 

banner for original exhibition on slaves and highlanders

 

 

In 2007 Cromarty Courthouse Museum produced a ground-breaking exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the African slave trade. ‘Slaves and Highlanders’, written and researched by David Alston and designed and illustrated by John McNaught, has been praised for its high quality and originality. 

 

 

poster from 2007

 

 

david alston

 

The exhibition can be seen online at http://antislavery.ac.uk/items/show/519. David has continued to research the connections between the Highlands and slavery, especially the involvement with Guyana. You can follow David’s research at davidalston.info and at www.spanglefish.com/slavesandhighlanders

 

 

 

David Alston

 

Download a self-guided walk around sites and buildings in Cromarty with connections to slavery and slave plantations at http://davidalston.info/documents/walks/cromarty-building-on-slavery-v2.pdf

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