Glasgow Merchant City

A Tale of Slavery and Tobacco Lords

Glasgow is a great city but it also has a darker side. The modern city was built on the wealth of tobacco lords. This sadly also meant it was built on the backbone of the slave trade movement. A walk around the Merchant City of Glasgow Centre is great. You see a great deal of architecture that impresses even those from the continent but what you don't see is the history and blood that literally went into every stone. There is a grim history here as well as a positive one. This tour gave both sides to those in attendance. Most were along just for the photos which is fine but I think they took something away with them as well.

Glasgow really needs to "big up" it's history more. There is so much to learn from it.