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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

Sudan Expedition 1898
British soldiers standing in front of the tents of a campsite pitched in the shade of some trees, their belts hanging from a tree behind.

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

Glasgow Garden Festival Opening Ceremony 29 April 1988
Photograph of HRH Prince Charles and Malcolm Rifkind, then Secretary of State for Scotland, underneath an awning while touring the Glasgow Garden Festival site during the official opening ceremony with a policeman and crowd looking on.

Margaret Thatcher and Highland cow, 1988
Photograph of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with a Highland cow at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.

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.

HMS Barham
View of the after barbettes with tarpaulin covers, one of which has been partially removed, of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Articles of the Act of Union 1707
Page eighteen of the Articles of the Treaty of Union between the Parliaments of England and Scotland.

Engine room, QE2/1969
Photograph of engine room on the Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth II.