[Grieve Hill in Ayrshire]

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From the Scottish Contemporary and Social Documentary Collections (collecting area) Collection Collection
Part of Jamaica: A Sweet Forgetting Parent record level Album/Book/Portfolio

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Grieve Hill in Ayrshire is an open-cast coal mine. The mine and the land surrounding it was once owned by Sir James Stirling, Lord Provost of Edinburgh in the late 18th century. Stirling owned and managed several sugar plantations in Jamaica including one called, Hampden, and the wealth generated from his plantations led him to buy several large properties in Scotland.

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April 2015

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© Stephen McLaren, all rights reserved.


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Image Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Library, ID SML-1-15

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