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There are a number of events taking place throughout Scotland to mark the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade. For information on events that already took place please click here.

This Is Our Story: A research and education programme commemorating the Abolition of the British Slave Trade. The Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 is being commemorated by the National Trust for Scotland (West Region) throughout 2007. Download the information sheet from here (PDF 950 KB). A word document version can be downloaded from here. Also check for details the NTS website

A Triangular Traffic’: Literature, Slavery and the Archive, 2-3 November 2007, University of Dundee
Dundee University are running a conference, `A Triangular Traffic: Literature, Slavery and the Archive' to mark the bi-centenary of the British Abolition of Slavery. They also have some very exciting writers read at the DCA as part of the conference (writers' events are free but ticketed - tickets obtainable at the DCA box office; there is a nominal charge for the conference - to cover refreshments). 
Website details for both conference and readings:
A Triangular Traffic’: Literature, Slavery and the Archive (2-3 November 2007)
Writers Readings at the DCA:

‘1807: An End to Slavery’, Tuesday 6th November 2-9 p.m, Organised by WEA Scotland Fife Association. Download the programme from here

Anti sex-trafficking event Edinburgh 20th November, St. George West
Event Organised by Chaste with support from local churches. Please come and show your support in fighting this barbaric trade. Download the poster event from here

"A Glasgow Story", Photographs by Roddy Mackay: St. Mungo Museum, Glasgow, 23/3/07 to 29/07/07: "A Snapshot of African and African Caribbean Life in Glasgow Today",

Quakers and the path to abolition in Britain and the colonies: an online exhibition created by the Library to commemorate the bi-centenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807. The exhibition is an historical narrative of Quakers and abolition from the 17th century to the 19th, illustrated with documents selected from the Library collections. To view the exhibition go to, where there are also links to other resources to help Friends and non-Quakers find out more about the bi-centenary, including 'Abolition Journeys'  produced by the Committee for Racial Equality with the Recording Clerks Office and Children & Young People team.

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