A North East Story - Scotland, Africa and Slavery in the Caribbean
Between 1500 and 1860 Europeans shipped over 12 million Africans as slaves to the Americas. After the Union of Scotland and England in 1707, North East Scots eagerly claimed a share of the riches generated by slavery, especially in the Caribbean. Today, however, the North East’s early links with the Caribbean have largely been forgotten. This exhibition reminds us of their importance.