The actions and legacies of those who left Scotland and travelled to the colonies of the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries will be discussed at a two-day online conference this week.
A BBC Scotland Channel 9 television programme at 10pm on Tuesday 25th May promises to make fascinating viewing.
“I believe that we are closer to reclaiming our land than ever before. Political will based on a wide consensus for change is now in play.” Rob Gibson
This influx of wealth, said Dr Mackinnon, especially from 1820 – 1850, is ‘trophy on display’ by turning the land whole scale over to hunting and fishing using colonial derived wealth.
In 1674 Henry Mackintosh in partnership with William Pringle purchased a 1600 acre sugar plantation in Suriname.
The population of the USA was counted as 3,929,214. Of that number 694,280 or 17.8% were slaves.
“some more information about Orkney’s involvement in slave-worked sugar plantations in the West Indies.”
“The high point of the episode comes in a court Hearing where sides have to make their arguments towards Data’s rights – if he is to be considered Property or a free individual.”
“In the late summer of 1835, 19-year old Joseph Clouston, who had been born in Stromness but was then living at Nisthouse in Harray, arrived at the coastal town of Anamaboe.”
“West Africa was the source of the enslaved people who were trafficked across the Atlantic to provide the labour on the plantations of the Americas and the West Indies.”