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  • SGHET Slavery 2
    The Tobacco Lords Part 1

    The connections between Glasgow and the tobacco trade of the eighteenth century are well-known.

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    The Stevens and Bellahouston Park

    Bellahouston Park is known for its outdoor artworks, sculptures, and House for an Art Lover, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and built in 1996. Few know of the estate’s connections to the transatlantic slave trade.

  • Sir John Stirling Maxwell
    The Maxwells of Pollok

    20 minute read Introduction to The Maxwells The Maxwells, particularly the Stirling Maxwells, have had a significant impact on the local area. Most people will have benefitted in some form from their generosity whether that is attending an event in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, attending the Sir John Maxwell School (before it was closed), walking through […]

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    Maxwell Park and Pollokshields Burgh Hall

    In 1887, Scottish politician, baronet, and philanthropist Sir John Stirling Maxwell gifted the land that is now Maxwell Park to the burgh of Pollokshields, for the development of Pollokshields Burgh Halls and public gardens. The area was entirely agricultural until 1850.