Heavy Industry & Manufacturing
Scotland's heavy industry and manufacturing sector began to develop in the second half of the 18th century. It was soon dominated by the shipbuilding, locomotive manufacturing, engineering and steel industries.
The Scots at Work exhibition ran from April to June 2013 at General Register House, National Records of Scotland. Vistors had the opportunity to view the following items which were on display in the 'Heavy Industry & Manufacturing' case:
- Drawing no. 28 for the Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, 1868 - University of Glasgow Archive Services, P & W MacLellan
- Rangefinder Order no. 1250 for Captain R F Scott, 1910 - University of Glasgow Archive Services, Barr & Stroud Ltd
- Mackenzie & Moncur Ltd catalogue, 1900 - University of Glasgow Archive Services, Mackenzie & Moncur Ltd
- Catalogue for ‘Carresto’ combination grates, 1938 - National Records of Scotland, Carron Company
- Image of shipyard workers constructing The City of New York, 1889 - National Records of Scotland, Upper Clyde Shipbuilders
Also on display is a selection of archive film footage of industry and manufacturing (1932 - 1969) from the Scottish Screen Archive.
Heavy Industry & Manufacturing Records in Scotland
There are over 800 archive collections relating to heavy industry and manufacturing in Scotland. Many of these collections contain evidence of innovation and inventions that have shaped our lives. They can be found in nearly every archive repository, key collections are held in The Scottish Business Archive at the University of Glasgow and records of nationalised and private companies are held by the National Records of Scotland.