Tain, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland - 1807 - ????
High school, created by subscription following a meeting in Richardson's Coffee House in London in 1800. Numerous slave-owners contributed financially to the founding of the school.
The Petition to HM King George III for the establishment of Tain Royal Academy in 1807 lists Matthew Higgins of Bennown Ireland as being a subscriber of £50 and upwards towards "defraying the expense of erecting building and endowing an Academy". Petition to George III for the establishment of Tain Royal Academy in 1807, facsimile of the Petition in the possession of Councillor Derek Louden.