David Alston at Ullapool in December

David Alston will be a guest of Ullapool Book Festival, in association with Ullapool Harbour Trust, on Saturday 11 December at 2pm upstairs in Ullapool Harbour’s ferry terminal.

He will talk about his recently published book Slaves and Highlanders (Edinburgh University Press) which explores the prominent role of Highland Scots in the exploitation of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the coffee, sugar and cotton plantations of the 18th and 19th centuries. Scots were involved in every stage of the slave trade: from captaining slaving ships to auctioning captured Africans in the colonies and hunting down those who escaped from bondage.

Free tickets for David Alston’s presentation on Slaves and Highlanders are available from 12 November from The Ceilidh Place Bookshop and Ullapool Bookshop. Or they can be obtained free online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ullapool-book-festival.

There will be no admission without a ticket and there can be no late entry. Masks MUST be worn throughout.

Light refreshments will be served at the end. And bring along your copy of his book and David will sign it for you.