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Night club, QE2, 1969
Photograph of nightclub on the Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.

HMS Barham
View from above of the forward part of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, with work progressing on the forward superstructure and conning tower.

First recorded reference to whisky
An excerpt from the Exchequer Roll which notes that John Corr, a monk at Lindores Abbey, was allowed eight bolls of grain to make aqua vitae for the King.

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

HMS Barham
View from above, looking towards the bow, of the forward part of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, showing work on the wooden decking and funnels.

RMS Aquitania
Photograph of one of the funnels being lifted on to the superstructure of RMS Aquitania during its construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

HMS Repulse
View from above looking towards the stern showing the beams for the upper deck being erected on the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse during construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank.

Edwardian ladies at Fingal's Cave, 1908
Photograph of Edwardian ladies at Fingal's Cave on Isle of Staffa

Prisoner, Glasgow, 1883
Photograph of James Smith, a prisoner in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow.