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Picnic, Glen Creran, 1866
Photograph of family picnic at cockle point on Invercreran Estate

Sunday school picnic, Edinburgh, 1920
Photograph of Sunday school picnic at Niddrie Park, Edinburgh. The children and teachers are from Lady Glenorchy's United Free Church of Scotland Greenside Mission.

HMS Barham
View from the starboard side of the forward barbettes and progress on the armour belt of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Postcard entitled "The Armistice Meeting" at Scapa Flow 1918 depicting a "Kaiser" Class German Battleship
Postcard "The Armistice Meeting" at Scapa Flow 1918 depicting a "Kaiser" Class German Battleship, possibly the SMS "Kaiser" herself.

HMS Repulse
View from above looking towards the bow of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse during construction at John Brown & Co. shipyard at Clydebank.

HMS Repulse
View of the midships section from the conning tower to the mainmast on the forecastle deck of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank.

Royal charter (1124)
Charter by King David I granting land below Edinburgh Castle to St Cuthbert's Church.

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~

Railway departure board
Platform departure board, Montrose