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WWBOX: Urban Pilgrimage – ‘Glasgow & Slavery’

17 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Saturday morning explorations and meditations on foot

This is not round Iona, or Cuthbert’s Way or the Camino, but a focused stroll around Glasgow.

On this walk, Iona Community member, Iain Whyte, will lead us through Glasgow locations that even today bear the clear traces of aspects of a less-than admirable Imperial past. Iain’s book ‘Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838’ (Edinburgh University Press, 2006) undid any notions that slavery was an England-only enterprise.

Iain will lead this in company with Dr Stephen Mullen,
 author of ‘It Wisnae Us: The truth about Glasgow & Slavery’ (RIAS, 2009) and Laura Wood, Secretary of the Glasgow Anti-Slavery Committee

We will start and end at The Ground, Iona Community Base, 21 Carlton Court at 10.00am, then going to the Merchant City before returning to The Ground and finishing around 13.00.


10.00   @ The Ground

  • Tea & Coffee
  • Introduction and audio visual presentation

11.15   @ Merchant City

  • Walk round historic inner city sites
    • Tobacco Merchants House
    • City Halls
    • Tontine Hotel site

12.15   @ The Ground

  • Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

13.00        Finish


This Urban Pilgrimage is part of the weeWONDERBOX programme.


We’d be grateful if you could let us know if you’re coming: scroll down below the event information to RSVP. Alternatively, you can book by phone on 0141 429 7281 or email at weewonderbox@wildgoose.scot


£6 (Suggested donation).


The Ground, Iona Community Base, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP, Scotland.

Access to The Ground is via one step. Inside there is a low-stepped ramp. We are happy to provide assistance.


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17 March 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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