Culloden Shop, Kingston, Jamaica, 2015 from the series A Sweet Forgetting

Stephen McLaren

Many Scots became involved in the sugar industry —buying land, owning plantations and trading in slaves from Africa. They built homes, churches and towns, often invoking places back in Scotland. The majority of the men and their families returned home, and while they left behind familiar Scottish names they also brought with them names that recalled the ties to the West Indies. Whether it is a street in Kingston named Culloden or a bridge in Glasgow named Jamaica, the links between the two countries are

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