Government, Global Business, and the Scottish Highlands

Andrew Perchard

Date Published :
September 2012
Publisher :
Carnegie Publishing
Contributor(s) :
Charles Kennedy
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ISBN : 9781905472154

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In 1895 the fledgling British Aluminium Company started work on its first aluminium reduction works at Foyers on the banks of Loch Ness. By the outbreak of the First World War - a conflict that was to transform the perception of the metal and the industry - the company's two Highland factories produced 12 per cent of the total global production of the metal. This book charts this neglected history of an industry that became inextricably tied to imperial interests and national defence, and its impacts on the communities and landscape around its Highland works.

About The Author

ANDREW PERCHARD is Lecturer in Business History & Strategy at the University of Strathclyde Business School.

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