Links and resources

British Imperialism and its Legacies

Explore the subject of British Imperialism and its Legacies in Glasgow Museums' online collections


Empire, Slavery and Scotland's Museums

The report of the Scottish Government-sponsored independent Steering Group, convened to make recommendations on how museum collections and museum spaces can better recognise and represent Scotland’s colonial and slavery history.


The Scottish Government's response to the 'Empire, Slavery and Scotland's Museums' Steering Group recommendations


‘How Glasgow Flourished’

A collection of 10-15 minute podcasts by speakers at the 2014 'How Glasgow Flourished, 1714-1837' conference hosted at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum alongside a special exhibition by the same name.


Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century

A database containing over eight hundred runaway advertisements published in English and Scottish newspapers between 1700 and 1780, relating to people who resisted enslavement by seeking to escape.


A Glasgow-West India Sojourn, Ponderings of a Glasgow historian of the Caribbean

Dr Stephen Mullen’s personal blog on Glasgow and the West Indies.


Scottish Museum of Empire, Slavery, Colonialism and Migration


Legacies of British Slave Ownership 

An online encyclopaedia of British slave-ownership containing information about slave-owners in the British Caribbean, Mauritius and the Cape at the moment of abolition in 1833. Created and maintained by The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery at UCL.


Scotland and the Slave Trade: 2007 Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act

A historical review of Scotland's role in the slave trade and its abolition published by the Scottish Executive


“It wisnae us!” Glasgow’s built heritage, tobacco, the slave trade and abolition

A web-based version of the out-of-print book It Wisnae Us: The Truth About Glasgow and Slavery by Stephen Mullen.


The International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

The website of the the International Slavery Museum located at Liverpool's Albert Dock.