Scottish Samurai Trail

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Much has been written about the life and times of Thomas Blake Glover, and many myths have grown up around him. This guide has been produced to introduce his story and to inspire you to learn more about the era, the man, and some of places associated with him. Thomas’s links with Japan, and the changes that country went through in the latter half 19th century are rightly celebrated there, and his home in Nagasaki is preserved as a museum, in extensive parkland known as Glover Garden. Both Aberdeen and Fraserburgh have connections to Glover and this trail guide covers both locations. Enjoy discovering about Thomas, his early life in Scotland, and finding out about our connections to Japan!

Click here to view the Scottish Samurai Trail (including map).