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The Old Scottish Fisheries

This has not been edited from its original print.The writers to whom we owe the earliest descriptions of Scotland, are all in agreement as to the abundance of fish to be found both in the inland waters and in those by which the coasts were washed. “This region”, wrote...

A Comparative View of the Lengths of the Principal Rivers of Scotland

A comparative view of the lengths of the principal rivers of Scotland with a comparative view of the height of the falls of Foyers and Corba Linn. Drawn by W.H. Lizars. Published by John Thomson of Edinburgh in 1831. SEE FULL SIZED IMAGE  

Historical Scotland Map by L.G. Bullock

Printed and published by John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. in Edinburgh, Scotland, estimated date 1962. The map is decorated with the coat of arms of the main cities and towns, as well as principal Scottish family and clan chiefs. Places and events in Scotland's history are illustrated on this map....

The Custom House at Greenock, Scotland

A beautiful oil painting created in 1828 by artist Robert Salmon (1755–ca. 1844). "One of America's earliest marine painters, Salmon worked for many years in his native Britain before immigrating to Boston in 1828, where he exhibited regularly until 1844. Painted probably just after Salmon's arrival in America, this composition...

Tayside Maritime History: Lighthouses

This is from "The Story of our Lighthouses and Lightships" by W.H. Davenport Adams, 1891. This content is part of an old preservation project called the TAMH. When Mr Robert Stevenson made his first landing on the rock in 1800, he discovered in almost every chink and cranny painful proofs...

Pringle of Scotland

In 2009, Pringle of Scotland commissioned artist David Shrigley to create a humorous short animated film about life behind-the-scenes at Pringle to celebrate its return to Milan Fashion Week. The animation below was showcased during Pringle of Scotland's menswear show in Milan in January 2010 -- it's an amusing...

Motoring Through Scotland in 1958

A delightful video originally uploaded by Michael Rogge features an American couple motoring through Scotland in 1958. They arrived by cruise ship from the United States, then rented a car and drove from London to Edinburgh. From there they headed for Inveraray. This video is copied from an 8mm film...
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