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HMS Tiger
View looking down towards the stern of the deck showing the main decking and the side gun platforms on the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Tiger under construction surrounded by wooden scaffolding at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank.

The Canadian Pacific Line ocean liner The Empress of Britain on stocks showing the forward poppets
Photograph of the Canadian Pacific Line ocean liner The Empress of Britain on stocks showing the forward poppets taken from the shipyard floor of John Brown & Co. at Clydebank.

HMAS Australia (512)
Angled view of the starboard side of the aft area of the County-Class heavy cruiser HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing the aft turrets, BL 8-inch Mk VIII guns and lifeboats.

First reference to whisky, 1494
Section of Scottish exchequer roll containing the earliest known reference to whisky. The exchequer collected and spent money due to the crown. Friar John Corr, a monk at Lindores Abbey, was granted 8 bolls of grain to make aqua vitae

HMS Repulse
View of Y barbette on the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse during construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank.

HMS Barham
View looking towards the stern from above of the keel and rib bases of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during the early stages of construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Caledonian Railway Conner 2-4-0 Express Goods Locomotive No.43
A group of Caledonian railwaymen in front of Caledonian Railway Conner 2-4-0 Express Goods Locomotive No.43 at Carstairs.