Highland's 'forgotten' slave past (UK)





A hospital and schools were partly funded with the proceeds from the slave trade during what a historian describes as the Highland's "forgotten past".

Dr David Alston researched the region's links with slavery for a series of lectures in Inverness.

He found the city's old infirmary and academy, along with Fortrose Academy received money from the trade.

Dr Alston said during the 1700s and 1800s Highlanders sought their fortunes in the colonies.

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