Robert Branford, who became the Metropolitan Police’s first black officer to rise through the ranks to become a superintendent in 1856
Picture the rugged beauty of Scotland’s Highlands, with its mist-cloaked mountains and ancient lochs. Now, juxtapose that with Guyana’s sun-soaked mangrove coast, teeming with life. At first glance, they seem worlds apart, but delve into history’s pages and you’ll uncover a tangled web of wealth, exploitation, and shared names. Beyond the postcard landscapes of both regions lies a shadowy past where sugar, slavery, and Scots intertwine. Let’s journey through this unexpected connection, unearthing stories that have been long buried beneath the weight of time and the desire to forget.
“Education is our rod and our staff; the secret is to not ask for what you know an oppressive people don’t want to give. We must take it. We are what we think, and we must think and act like the Kings and Queens they stole from Africa.” – Rubin Coward.