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Moray: Building on Slavery

Door open days

19 September 2020 (13:00)


University of Highlands & Islands, Inverness

Watch a video about the links between buildings in Moray and the slave trade. 


Presentation by David Alston. Presentation in collaboration with St Andrews University.

Born and brought up in the Highlands, David Alston is a freelance historian and author who has been a youth worker in Toxteth (Liverpool), a schoolteacher in Wallsend (Tyneside), and (in the Highlands) an adult education organiser, a museum curator, a local authority councillor, and chair of an NHS Board. For 20 years he has been researching the role of northern Scots in the slave-worked plantations of the Caribbean, especially Guyana. He is among the first Scottish historians to  address the issue of Scotland’s involvement with slavery. 


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Key Information

  • various Moray buildings
  • IV30 1BX