The Father of Clyde Shipbuilding by Brian D. Osborne (Printed, 1991, by Dumbarton District Libraries, Dumbarton, Scotland)Robert Napier, the man often described as ‘the father of Clyde shipbuilding”, was born on 21st June 1791, to James and Jean Napier, in their home in Walker’s Close in the High Street of Dumbarton. The boy grew … Read moreRobert Napier
EDITED BY N A T H A N I E L J O N E S THIS REPRINT IS DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO THE HON. JAMES LUMSDEN LORD PROVOST OF GLASGOW1868 REPRINT OF Jones’s Directory OR, USEFUL POCKET COMPANION For the Year 1787 WITH AN INTRODUCTION, AND NOTES OF OLDGLASGOW CELEBRITIES BY THE “RAMBLING … Read moreTHE FIRST GLASGOW DIRECTORY (1787)
“You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and put all to the sword under seventy. You are to have a special care that the old fox and his sons do upon no account escape your hands. You are to secure all the avenues that no man escape.” There is … Read moreThe Massacre of Glencoe Researched and written by Jimmy Powdrell Campbell
“May 11th (1968) is the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Hamilton, the architect who gave style and dignity to Glasgow at a time when the city was just becoming conscious of its modern greatness. FRANCIS WORSDALL traces his career and influence.” “When in 1857 a new concert-hall was erected in Glasgow, the decoration included medallion heads … Read moreAn article from the SCOTTISH FIELD (May 1968)
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