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.
Posted on 7th April 2012 : permalink