Monday, 5 August 2013

The Scottish-Caribbean connection

MOST Jamaicans have family connections with Scotland, Professor Geoff Palmer revealed in a lively talk at the Persian Tent yesterday (Sunday 4th Augsut) as part of the Just Festival. 

 If you missed the presentation and discussion, fear not. It runs again from 4-6pm at the same venue on Tuesday 13th August.

Here you will discover that Edinburgh and Glasgow have strong historical links with Jamaica. This association extended from ordinary houses in Edinburgh to grand landmarks such as the Necropolis and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.

There is also a shadow side in relation to the slave trade of course. The entanglements of history are complex and many-sided.

The event is free, but bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

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