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Napier's bones

Napier’s ‘bones’ or ‘rods’ are just one of the methods invented by the Edinburgh-born Renaissance scholar John Napier to speed up calculations.

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Forth Bridge paint mixer

The phrase 'painting the Forth Bridge' has become synonymous with a never-ending task. Discover how this humble paint mixer played its part in the maintenance of one of Scotland's most iconic structures.

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Transport (P1-2)

Explore the topic of transport through handling objects and our collection of aeroplanes.

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About Scotland Creates

Here's where you can find out all about our project, Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place!

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The wood engraving profession

From the professionalisation of wood engraving during the first half of the 19th century, the trade had virtually disappeared by the beginning of the 20th century.

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