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I've always known Glasgow had made money off the back of the slave trade, but thought it was a bit secondary to the English involvement. How wrong can you be! Interesting things I have learnt this week: -The Gallery of Modern Art was originally built as someone's mansion, a rich tobacco lord named William Cunningham. http://www.amostcuriousmurder.com/RoyalExchangeHistory.htm -the Glasgow connection to the slave trade was stronger in the Carribean than the more infamous American plantations. Hence names like the Kingston Bridge, Jamaica Street, etc. -there's a reason I didn'