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Officers and men of [The Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders)] standing in front of Egyptian vernacular building.
Officers and men of [The Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders)] standing in front of Egyptian vernacular building at the time of the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882.

HMS Barham
View from on top of the scaffolding looking towards the stern of the framing and bulkheads of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during the early stages of construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Sulphuric acid concentration plant, HM Factory Gretna, 1916
Photograph of construction of towers at sulphuric acid concentration plant on Site 3 of HM Munitions Factory Gretna

LMS Class 5XP Jubilee 4-6-0 Locomotive No. 45646 "Napier"
LMS Class 5XP Jubilee 4-6-0 Locomotive No. 45646 "Napier" at Corkerhill.

HMS Tiger
View of the stern end of the hull of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Tiger under construction surrounded by wooden scaffolding and with a steam crane alongside at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank.

Sudan Expedition 1898
Tents pitched in a camp on the bank of the River Nile, next to a steam riverboat moored nearby.

HMS Repulse
Starboard view of the stern of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse during construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank showing the holes for the propeller shafts and the space from the rudder.

Prisoner, Glasgow, 1883
Photograph of Michael Sullivan, a prisoner in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow

Glasgow Garden Festival 1988
Photograph of the then Prime Minister Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher, her husband Denis Thatcher, and Malcolm Rifkind, the then Secretary of State for Scotland, standing before a large gateway during a visit to the Glasgow Garden Festival.