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HR Barclay 2-4-0 Locomotive no.55 "Cluny" as rebuilt by Jones at Thurso Station
Highland Railway Barclay 2-4-0 Locomotive no. 55 "Cluny" as rebuilt by Jones at Thurso Station.

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

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

HMS Barham
View from above of the framing with plates being laid on the ribbing and some bulkheads inserted during the early stages of construction of the Queen Elizabeth Class battleship HMS Barham at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Royal Field Artillery battery in action in Mesopotamia, c 1917
Photograph of a Royal Field Artillery Battery in action with an Indian sepoy in the left foreground in Mesopotamia

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

Tour of southern Spain
The Patio de los Arrayanes of the Alhambra fortress complex, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

HMS Repulse
View of the amidships area above the engine space of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse during construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank showing bulkhead walls and framing for the upper deck.

HMS Barham
View from above looking down into the interior of the hull of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, with workmen engaged on various tasks, including riveting.