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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