The Impact of Enslavement on Scotland’s Built Environment

The Impact of Enslavement on Scotland’s Built Environment

Join us for a talk on the impact of slavery on Scotland’s buildings

Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Online & in-person at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
Booking: Tickets must be booked in advance for both the live and streamed events via Eventbrite. Please note that places for in-person tickets are limited. If attending in-person, please wear a mask and maintain 1-metre distancing.
Tickets are priced at £6 (£2 for students).

Book here for on line or in person

Drawing on her recent research for the National Trust for Scotland, Jennifer Melville provides historic examples of the acquisition and enhancement of properties in Scotland by Scots living in the West Indies, where a disproportionate number of Scots settled, and shows how wealth derived from the enslavement of people in these far-flung colonies came to have such a significant impact on Scotland’s buildings.



Download the full programme of lectures here




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