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RMS Queen Elizabeth
View of construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank, featuring full port side view of ship in fitting-out basin.

HMS Tiger
View looking down towards the bow and the anchor chain ports of the deck of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Tiger under construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank.

A flight of fancy, 1944
Photograph of a young boy with airman in the cockpit of a Beaufighter aeroplane taken during Dundee's 'Salute the Soldier' week.

Embarkation, Castries St Lucia
Photograph of people embarking onto boats at Castries, St Lucia.

HMS Tiger
View looking down towards the bow of the deck of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Tiger under construction surrounded by wooden scaffolding and cranes at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank.

Volunteers, East Linton, c 1900
Photograph of a company of volunteers in East Linton, East Lothian

CR Class 191 (LMS Class 3P) 4-6-0 "Oban bogie" Locomotive
Caledonian Railway 191 Class (LMS Class 3P) 4-6-0 "Oban bogie" Locomotive leaving Glasgow Buchanan Street station bound for Glasgow Central on the 12.15pm service.

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~

HMS Repulse
View of the forward section of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank showing the turrets, rangefinder, conning tower and funnel.