Category: Industrial Heritage

5 things you didn’t know about…James Watt

Monday 17 June 2019


Scottish inventor James Watt re-invented the steam engine. His inventions drove the Industrial Revolution, and shaped the future of Scotland and beyond. In celebration of our free exhibition on the life of James Watt and his impact on engineering and industrial heritage, we reveals 5 things you didn’t know about Watt.

Celebrating Scotland’s Industrial Heritage

Thursday 2 August 2018


What makes Scotland’s industrial heritage so special? Join our Head of Industrial Heritage, Miles Oglethorpe, to find out.

Our link to Stirling’s seafaring past

Friday 10 November 2017


Read on from our Conservation Director David Mitchell to find out our fascinating links with Scotland's seafaring past.

An Industrial Cathedral: Refreshing the Roof of the Engine Shed

Friday 16 June 2017


The metal frame of our roof is one of its most impressive features, making the space feel like an industrial cathedral....

Supporting Scotland’s Industrial Heritage

Thursday 18 May 2017


We’re now into the fifth month of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, being drawn into the world of...