No doubt all are coming from other parts of Scotland, as people in Glasgow are actually very educated on this subject, illustrated by the scale of demonstrations that have taken place in the city over the last few months, while the rest of Scotland remained virtually silent. No wonder it is struggling. This exhibition on Slavery and Glasgow is part of a programme of events taking place for Black History Month. What mental world full of unicorns and candy floss do some people inhabit? In 1778 the courts took the monumental step of banning slavery in Scotland prompted by Joseph Knight – a household servant in Scotland who ran away and when caught attempted to prove his freedom. Always recruiting volunteers please get in touch. The nature of the slave produced goods traded through Glasgow was changing. Result. That won`t need bucket loads of council tax payers money chucked at it year in year out, not at all. Throughout October they held a Sunday walking tour around Glasgow's city centre and its mercantile past, examining its sinister entanglement with the Transatlantic slave trade. @Jim, did you not see that number 5 reckons tradesmen should all chip in and do it for free! The following link takes you to a short film providing a summary of the tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M53EzlpSy9o&feature=youtu.be The trade in sugar with the West Indies became increasingly important to Glasgow after the problems with the tobacco trade. That would fund the museum in a week and be fair as it reminds those smokers the origins of their product. People in modern day Scotland/UK today are meant to feel this collective guilt for something that was done by a small elite centuries ago, it’s kind of hypocritical that modern Africans aren’t expected to feel the same collective guilt that their ancestors sold fellow Africans into slavery. For tomorrow's society. What a stupid thing to say. A walking tour of Glasgow’s merchant city area, highlighting buildings, street names and landmarks related to the city’s connections to the transatlantic slave trade. A new walking tour exploring Glasgow’s links to the Transatlantic slave trade has been launched as part of this year’s Doors Open Day Festival. Uncomfortable truths - see most of the comments who are obviously highly uncomfortable. #1 probably because the consumption of tobacco products was and is a choice. This is a great initiative - something that I think Glasgow could definitely be doing more with, particularly when you think of how much the wealth of these merchants was built on such horrific practices. Oh please. Links | The tour is conducted entirely outside in the fresh air. Hoskins Architects have authored a digital walking tour of Glasgow which aims to shine a light on the city's historical connections to slavery and racist ideology. Like us on Facebook A new tour guide to Edinburgh's historic architecture and landscape is set to highlight how the city is inextricably linked with slavery. Visit us. Not to mention the fact that it is the only large, cosmopolitan, multi cultural urban area in Scotland with a wealth of different nationalities, religions and backgrounds that make up its inhabitants. Ach, so many comments from folk who are unread on slavery - just whataboutery, ignorance and deflection. They could sit there with no electricity and share a raw turnip in their peasant clothes and flat caps, misty eyed thinking about who they`ll put in their gulags first. Much of Glasgow's grandest architecture was created off the back of slavery. I’m absolutely sure I don’t need “educated” by you Rem. You’ll discover how we capture every ounce of flavour before we send the spirit to the cask. September 4 2020. Glasgow Life, which manages the museums, has announced Miles Greenwood is the city’s first Curator (Legacies of Slavery and Empire). Developed for the Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival the Hidden Stories Map harnesses the power of creative arts and design to communicate uncomfortable truths and has been compiled in collaboration with Stuco Design, the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights and councillor Graham Campbell. You’ll follow the journey our spirit makes – through mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of our copper stills. 'Slavery and Glasgow' displays selected highlights of an exhibition about Glasgow's connections with slavery and the abolition of slavery, and was launched to coincide with Black History Month, 2002. Glasgow’s complicity in transatlantic slavery is acknowledged. A one-off event this Halloween your guide will shock you to your core. The slaves that were forced to work in horrific conditions had to endure hardship, brutality, trauma and death that I don't think can be compared to the experience of the average cigarette smoker. What a lot of woke nonsense and who exactly is going to pay for this ? It reveals the hidden clues of the great wealth and prosperity of Glasgow which is inextricably linked to the exploitation of African Slaves and black people from the former British Empire. Much of Glasgow was built from the profits of tobacco sales, the tobacco they sold probably killed more people than slaves who died, I'm surprised there isn't more outrage about the links to tobacco the cancerous substance that has brought so much death and destruction to the world. I can just see Big Shuggy the plasterer from Drumchapel giving up his time to build a museum of slavery for free because he feels guilty for the sins of his forefathers. A city well-known for its dark side, Glasgow has a lot of secrets. The tour took us to the original sight of The Old College in Glasgow, which was singled out for praise by the leaders of the abolitionist movement for its campaigning role. From tales of the notorious inmates at the infamous Duke Street Prison to Glasgow's foundations as a city built on the back of slavery, walk in the footsteps of Glasgow's dark side. Understanding our history and these ideologies is imperative, as it will help us better understand and question racist ideas that continue to affect people’s lives now. Built by industry and its working class, the city has always been infamous for its drugs and gangs. By Brian Ferguson Friday, 22nd January 2021, 4:18 pm In a statement, Hoskins Architects wrote: "The story of how Glasgow was shaped by the Transatlantic slave trade is fascinating, as is the lack of discussion and formal education around it. Aye, I see that one being a popular venue for the kids on a wet Saturday. I would like to see it demolished along with all of Thomson's colonialist works and replaced by an independent Scotland climate change refugee cooperative...with a balcony where we could fly flags and clap things. Visit us and discover why people call Glengoyne Scotland’s most beautiful distillery. What's OnA brand new tour information to Edinburgh's historic structure and panorama is ready to raise the lid on Edinburgh’s slave trade past exposed in new city tour … Recent years have seen wider acknowledgement of Glasgow’s role as a former second city of the empire, through books like Stephen Mullen’s It Wisnae Us: … #24 you think that these comments/attitudes are typical of your average Glaswegian? Does Libya need a museum to terrorism as one of its citizens killed 22 people in Manchester? A few streets have tenuous links to slavery (none of which took place in Scotland). Someone misgendered my cat once, can we have a museum to remember that event too? #6. If European and Americans did not take the slaves to the Americans then they would have become eunuchs in Arabia or more likely killed. If slavery was so bad then why do so many people in Scotland (including the current justice minister) worship someone who was a slave trader? **New dates and times added until December 13th!*. The reactions and comments here show just why education on such matters is a vital thing in today's society. It would be poignant if Glaswegian trades people came together and developed a slavery museum in the Egyptian hall by giving their labour and services for free, so it would be developed by people who were paid nothing just like the slaves. I do not see the value in this. Pleading ignorance of slavery doesn’t bear scrutiny. Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life said: “Miles’ appointment will enable a step change in the way we are able to address the history of slavery and empire in Glasgow. Terms & Conditions of Use | @#18 "Blaming Africans for slavery". No-one says ‘Slave Merchant City’, or ‘Slave produce Merchant City’ so it is important to keep in mind what a ‘Merchant City’ actually was. From tales of the notorious inmates at the infamous Duke Street Prison to Glasgow's foundations as a city built on the back of slavery, walk in the footsteps of Glasgow's dark side. Contact us; Legal. Glasgow’s – and Scotland’s – associations with the slave trade began in haste following the 1707 Act of Union, which saw Scotland and England unite to … Glasgow Anti-Slavery Group. Edinburgh has recently been forced to face up to its involvement. In 2007, Glasgow Built Preservation Trust (GBPT), in partnership with Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance, developed an exhibition linking Glasgow’s built heritage with the slave trade. From tales of the notorious inmates at the infamous Duke Street Prison to Glasgow's foundations as a city built on the back of slavery, walk in the footsteps of Glasgow's dark side. In the cool confines of our stone warehouse, you’ll see where the magic of maturation takes place. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, please inform the tour guide and they will assist you. Yes, developing the Egyptian halls as a museum of slavery is an excellent proposal and save a much loved building. A museum of slavery? 454 likes. Miles Greenwood Curator (Legacies & Empire) Glasgow Museums A CURATOR has been appointed to highlight the impact of the transatlantic slave trade and the British Empire on Glasgow in the city’s museums. 'If slavery was so bad' - idiot. "The aim is to continue developing this collaborative work into a more comprehensive resource to be used in schools to give young people a better understanding of Glasgow’s built environment and the history that shaped it, and to promote discussion about how we can address inequality in our society.". Contact Us | As a … You will be required to maintain a social distance throughout the tour. Was it too much acid in the 90s, who knows. It aims to showcase the collections held by Glasgow City Archives and Special Collections which relate to black history in general and slavery in particular. Present-day Glasgow and slavery. Hoskins Architects have authored a digital walking tour of Glasgow which aims to shine a light on the city's historical connections to slavery and racist ideology. Privacy Policy & Cookie Information, Rani Lakshmi Bai was a resistance figurehead against British rule in India, Veteran political campaigner and activist cllr Graham Campbell contributed to the project. The app-based walking tour is delivered by GuidiGo and incorporates interactive tools, challenges and stories which bring the period to life through drawings and narration. Expat Scots returning remittances home is no different to what is happening in Scotland now with Pakistani and the many refugees sending money back home. 742 reviews. There will be no contact between the tour guide and groups. Glasgow Life, which manages 11 museum sites, has appointed a curator to focus on the city’s links to the slave trade. The World Slavery Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden in support of their fifth album, Powerslave, beginning in Warsaw, Poland on 9 August 1984 … This short tour through imperial Glasgow winded through the ‘Merchant City’. The tour. All reviews dark side history student irn bru key buildings st mungo beautiful murals duke street guide erin slave trade quick look fantastic city extra dimension a breath of fresh air historical sites visitors and locals great ... Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Glasgow. Maybe we could also have a museum for the coalition for racial equality and wokeness on the top floor. The University of Glasgow is a registered Scottish charity: Registration Number SC004401. Accessibility statement; Freedom of information; FOI publica 'Glasgow should own up to its dark secret' 26 October 2018 Many streets in Glasgow city centre are named after slave-owning plantation owners. The Masters in Slavery, Forced Migration & Reparative Justice offers an international learning experience that involves studying, training and conducting research in different European countries over a period of two years. If you can't get a ticket but wish to be contacted if we add more dates/times or if someone cancels, please fill in this form below: To see tours in all our cities, click here. The average working-class person in Glasgow wasn't responsible for slavery, it was a small ruling class that were responsible for it, you can’t blame everyone today for the actions of a small group hundreds of years ago. Glasgow Life, the charity that manages the city’s museums, has appointed Miles Greenwood as its first Curator focussing on the legacies of slavery and empire, to continue to tell the story of the impact the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans and the British Empire has had on Glasgow. Numbers of groups will adhere to government guidelines. Couple of quid on a packet of rolling baccy! Obviously they would still have to raise money for materials. All comments are pre-moderated and must obey our house rules. Between 1790 and 1805 sugar imports to Glasgow rose threefold, and cotton imports quadrupled whilst tobacco imports fell to a tenth of what they had been in 1790. Exactly what is a ‘Merchant City’? Become a fan and share, © Urban Realm Ltd. | Edinburgh Biomes bid seeded by £50m of public funding, Carntyne early years centre to accommodate rising demand. The slaves were mostly sold into slavery by their fellow Africans, nobody blames the Africans living in there areas today for their ancestors selling the slaves to the Europeans. This grew into events as part of Glasgow’s Doors Open Days and a … Glasgow's Black History Tour involves a guided walking tour centring on the Merchant City area of the city. Stronger tribes attacked weaker ones, killing off the old and sick and selling the left overs as slaves to Europeans, Africans and Arabs. Oh Glasgow; I thought it was just the Architecture you produce that was woeful - that stinking attitude apparently permeates it's inhabitants. This tour of Glasgow’s City Centre and Merchant City tells a story of the built heritage, the tobacco merchants’ legacy and the Slave Trade and its abolition. You may wear a mask if you wish. The tour is designed by Stephen Mullen, research associate in history at the University of Glasgow and put together by Christine Whyte, lecturer in global history at the University of Glasgow. Miles Greenwood Glasgow Life. Glasgow architecture, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Merchants, Plantations, Portraits and paintings, Slavery, Transatlantic slave trade Inheritance and Privilege – Alexander Oswald of Changue Among the many paintings in Glasgow Museums’ collection is a portrait by Andrew Geddes, of his friend, Alexander Oswald. Built by industry and its working class, the city has always been infamous for its drugs and gangs. 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