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First record of Tartan, 1538
First official recorded mention of tartan within clothing accounts for King James V in 1538. The entry for 'Heland tartane' reads as follows:

ITEM in the first for ij elnis ane quart[er] eln[e] of va-
riant cullorit veluet to be the Kingis grace ane schort
heland coit p[re]ce of the eln[e] vj li~ Su[m]ma xiij li~ x d~
Item for iij elnis quarter elne of grene taffatyis
to lyne the said coit w[i]t[h] p[re]ce of the elne x s~ Su[m]ma xxxij s~ vj d~
Item for iij elnis of heland tertane to be hoiss to the
kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne iiij s~ iiij d~ Su[m]ma xiij s~
Item for xv elnis of Holland claith to be syde heland
sarkis to the kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne viij s~
Summa vj li~

RMS Queen Elizabeth
View of construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank.

HMS Repulse
View of the aft of the forecastle deck, aft barbette and stern of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank.

HMS Barham
View of the turntable for B barbette being lined up into position before lowering on board the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Nshek Bridge, Cameroon
Photograph of Nshek Bridge, Cameroon

A mid-Victorian view of Stirling castle
A mid-Victorian view of Stirling castle looking over the kirkyard.

HMS Repulse
View of the main deck looking forward with Y barbette in the foreground on the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse during construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank.

Glasgow Garden Festival 1988
Photograph of Prime Minister Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher, her husband Denis Thatcher, and Malcom Rifkind, then Secretary of State for Scotland, enjoying refreshments at a café during their visit to the Glasgow Garden Festival.

E35 (submarine)
View of the controls on the port side aft of the Royal Navy E-class submarine E35 with a reference guide to the various controls and parts.