Scotland Our Scottish galleries guide you from the Palaeolithic era to the present day, the earliest cultures to space age science, prehistory to pop culture. From Iron Age trumpets to bionic hands, each object tells its own tale about life in Scotland. Come face to face with iconic historic artefacts, learn how Scottish innovation has helped shape the modern world and see how the lives of everyday Scots have changed through the centuries. Beginnings This gallery explores the first three billion years of Scotland’s history and uncovers the origins and evolution of Scotland’s landscape, flora and fauna. Early People Who were the people of Early History? We don't know what they looked like, how they dressed or did their hair, what they thought or how they spoke. But we do know that every object displayed in this gallery has some connection with an individual or a group of people. Kingdom of the Scots Welcome to Scotland in history, the period where our understanding of objects from the past is aided by written accounts. Kingdom of the Scots takes Scotland from the time when it emerges as a nation through to 1707, and the Union of the Scottish and English parliaments. Scotland Transformed In 1707 the parliaments of Scotland and England joined to form the parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. This gallery follows Scotland's story through the 18th and early 19th century, a period of great change. Industry and Empire How did Scotland become one of the most industrialised countries in Europe? This gallery explores life in 19th century Scotland and reveals how Scottish-made products were exported all over the British Empire and to most other parts of the world. Scotland: A Changing Nation Scotland: A Changing Nation traces the varied experiences of people living and working in 20th century Scotland through five major themes of modern life: war, industry, daily life, emigration and politics.