Chaidh clasaichean Eachdraidh S3&4 gu Ionad–Tasglan na Gàidhealtachd. Bha leabhraichean, litrichean is paipearean fiosrachail air an taisbeanadh dhuinn agus sinn a’ rannsachadh Malairt Thrailleachd a’ Chuan Shiair. Rannsaich sinn a bhuaidh a bh’aige ri baile Inbhir Nis – mar eiseimpleir, gun deach an sgoil againn a thogail le airgead bhon mhalairt. Bha e duilich cuid de na paipearan a leughadh air sgaths bha an sgriobhadh cho sean – agus an cuspair cho brònach . Ghabh sinn notaichean air na dh’ionnsaich sinn. Fhuair sinn cuideachd cothrom faicinn na storan mora de leabharaichean is paipearan nach àbhaist dhan phoball fhaicinn. Leugh sinn litrichean bho Alexander Baillie agus Seumas Friseil ag innse mun obair ghrannda as an robh iad an sàs is cho beartach is a dh’ fhàs iad. Chuala sinn mu Ealasaid NicDhiarmaid a bha na tràill air aon àm, mus d’ fhuair i saorsa. (Chùm i fhèin an uairsin traillean ge-ta!) Chaidh a ceathrar chloinne an toirt a dh’ Alba is chaidh an cuir gu sgoil ann am Farrais. Chan fhaca iad am mathair tuilleadh.
Chord an turas annasach seo rinn gu mor!!
The S3 & 4 Eachdraidh classes visited the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness. We saw many books, letters and important documents about the Atlantic Slave Trade. From these documents we got to see a connection between the Highlands and the West Indies at this terrible time. We also got to see the Strong Room where all of the archives are held. We also saw a very old book from the 1500’s which was really interesting but difficult to read! We read letters written by Elizabeth McDermott who had been a slave but was then a ‘free’ woman who owned slaves herself. She had four children taken from her, they were sent to Forres to school, they never saw their mother again It was a really interesting trip and we really enjoyed it!