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Small boy, c 1875
Photograph of 'Jack', John Edward Webster, standing on chair on Invercreran Estate

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.

Visitors at Blairhall Colliery, 1960s
Photograph of Mrs Parker, Mrs Wood and Mr Tucker at Blairhall Colliery in Fife.

E35 (submarine)
View of the controls and equipment looking forward on the midship section of the Royal Navy E-class submarine E35 with a reference guide to the controls and parts.

LMS Stanier Class 5 ("Black Five") 4-6-0 Locomotive No.5466
London Midland & Scottish Railway Stanier Class 5 ("Black Five") 4-6-0 Locomotive No.5466 with Hugh Wilson (driver) and Peter Porteous (fireman).

HMS Tiger
View looking down towards the stern of the deck showing the main decking and the side gun platforms on the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Tiger under construction surrounded by wooden scaffolding at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank.

Men on sea boring tower in Forth, c 1955
Photograph of men examining core samples on board the drilling rig of a National Coal Board sea boring tower in the Firth of Forth.

Forth Railway Bridge construction
Damaged photograph of the main support pier of the Queensferry cantilever showing the bridge building materials stockpiled including the curved plates used on the 12ft tubes.

Labour Ward, Bellshill Maternity Hospital
View of a typical labour ward at Bellshill Maternity Hospital, Lanarkshire, featuring nurses and patients in beds.