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HMS Repulse
View of the forecastle deck looking forward on the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse during construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank showing the conning tower base and the forward barbettes.

HMAS Australia (512)
View of a gun platform on the starboard midships area of the County-Class heavy cruiser HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing two of the 3pdr guns, life raft and superstructure.

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the forecastle deck looking forward of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing Q turret and middle funnel.

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 Barham
Broadside view of the starboard side of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during her sea trials on the Clyde Firth.

Commemorative postcard issues to celebrate the opening of the new Scottish Parliament
Postcard issued to celebrate the opening of the new Scottish Parliament.

Forth Railway Bridge construction
Photograph of two men and a boy on temporary wooden staging suspended 360 feet above the sea, riveting the thickest pieces of metal on the bridge together at the top of a cantilever.

4-4-0 North British Railway K Class (LNER D34 Class) Locomotive No.35 "Glen Glory"
Drive wheel, name and Cowlairs works plate of 4-4-0 North British Railway K Class (LNER D34 Class) locomotive No.35 taken at Eastfield.

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