Shaun Kavanagh: Why the shadow of slavery hangs heavy over Greenock
Writer Shaun Kavanagh says Scotland must acknowledge its shameful past
BBC PRESENTER Neil Oliver recently fronted a programme on Scotland’s links to the Ku Klux Klan.
It provided a fascinating insight into a chapter of Scotland’s murkier history. I was dismayed, however, reading the comments of a well-known independence-supporting online forum that Oliver’s programme, presented on the BBC, was part of a "unionist" slight towards Scotland.
It wasn’t. It happened. Recognise it, and learn from it. In a similar vein, we must go a step further.