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HMS Repulse
View of the forecastle deck looking forward of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank showing the mainmast, with battle honours painted on, funnels and lifeboats.

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

RMS Queen Elizabeth
Construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank, Image shows sea trials being undertaken on the Clyde, passing the Erskine Ferry.

Staff canteen in HM Factory Gretna 1918
Photograph of staff in munitions works canteen, HM Factory Gretna.

Black Watch at the Sphinx, 1882
Photograph of soldiers of The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) standing in front of the Sphinx after the battle of Tel-el-Kebir

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

Highlanders Title from plan of Ardsheal, 1773
Title from plan of the estate of Ardsheal flanked by kilted highlanders and a scene containing military encampment, baggage train and soldiers.

HMS Barham
View from above of the stern of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, showing the after barbettes with the after deck caulking completed.

RMS Queen Mary
View of the Third Class Lounge starboard looking forward on the Cunard White Star Line ocean liner RMS Queen Mary