Glasgow Merchant City, online download


Meet the ghosts of Glasgow’s painful past.

On the run, with his freedom/life at stake, a young boy in 18th century Glasgow flees through the streets of The Merchant City evading the watchful eyes of those who want to capture him.

Download the app, plug in your headphones, and immerse yourself in this haunting AR experience exploring our collective amnesia of slavery and wealth, empire and identity, and of being lost in space and time.

Ghosts will take you on a physical and emotional journey, walking through the heart of modern Glasgow, and bringing to virtual life the lingering echoes of Scotland’s slave trading past.

Ghosts will be available to download for free from November 2020.


Written by Adura Onashile.

A National Theatre of Scotland Production.

Creative team

  • Adura Onashile

  • Brightside Studios

    Digital Artists
  • Niroshini Thambar

    Sound Designer and Composer
  • Busola Ramsay

    Visual Artist

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