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David Alston's Slaves & Highlanders

Sharing my research on Highland Scots, enslaved Africans, and the plantations of GUYANA

Time to send back the money? North-east ‘slave’ fund interview special. Listen to David Alston discuss the Dick Bequest on The Stooshie: the politics podcast from DC Thomson Media



Recent events

In conversation with Cat Dunn following the screening of Alberta Whittle's Lagareh – The Last Born at Eden Court  Theatre, Inverness on Thursday 27 October 2022 at 6pm.

Lagareh was commissioned for the Venice Biennale and is now being shown across Scotland.

Image from Alberta Whittle's film Lagareh – The Last Born


Slaves and Highlanders: Silenced Histories of Scotland and the Caribbean is now available from £14.99.

For details go to Edinburgh University Press or click on the image of the cover.

Read Indranie Deolall's review in Stabroek NewsGuyana (8 October 2021)


Available from:


From your local bookshop through Bookshop.org



W H Smith


Barnes & Noble




Listen to me in conversation about my book

With Dr Juanita Cox in a National Library of Scotland online event (8 November 2021).

Click on the image to listen.


With Dr Miranda Melcher on New Books Network






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Building on Slavery - Self-guided walks in Inverness and Cromarty

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