Whith LH or arena displays showing the various strata of Scottish/Highland society would anyone be wiling to go as far as this?
Among the exhibits from all over Scotland is an engraved brass collar dating from 1701 worn by a local man forced into perpetual slavery.
Alexander Stewart is believed to be one of those who was sentenced to slavery.
He was one of four men condemned to death in Perth for theft and burglary in 1701.
His sentence was later reduced to that of a perpetual servant to Sir John Erskine of Alva.
The engraved brass collar which Stewart was forced to wear was found in the River Forth in Logie parish in the 18th century, suggesting he may have escaped servitude.
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