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Smokes, Slaves, and Sugar

by Zoe Weir Pics by Iain McLaren

“Sophisticated Glasgow”. No, this isn’t another sarcastic dig by the Conservative Ruth Davidson; it’s a perfect description of the financial dealings of a group of lowland Scots traders of the 1700s, who would grow the small town, by fair means and foul, into a city of international commercial importance.

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