23 Aug 2019

Glasgow University first institution to pay slave-trade reparations

Data Correspondent and Presenter

Glasgow University has become the first UK institution to raise money to pay reparations in recognition of the benefits it gained from the slave trade.

Last year the University discovered it had received millions of pounds from Scottish slave traders in the 18th and 19th century. So it has launched a joint venture with the University of the West Indies and plans to spend £20m on a programme of, what it calls,  restorative justice.