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How to use Timeline

You can move up and down the timeline using the date bands: the bottom band moves you along centuries quickly and the middle bank moves along decades. Click on individual events to see more details and description.

Timeline of Scottish History

A timeline of events in Scottish History!. Scroll through a growing chronology of events and click on them for more details and links

Famous Scottish Engineers

Scottish Engineers

Henry Bell / Engineers

Successfully built and launched the first commercially successful steamship in Europe.

James Nasmyth / Engineers

Engineer best known for his invention of the steam hammer.

John Napier / Engineers

Mathematician regarded as inventor of logarithms

John Rennie / Engineers

Engineer remembered by his bridges over the River Thames in London.

Robert William Thomson / Engineers

Inventor of the india-rubber pneumatic tyre.

Thomas Telford / Engineers

Brilliant civil engineer, responsible for the Caledonian Canal.

William Douglas Weir / Engineers

Glasgow-born Engineer who played a key supply role in both World Wars.

Robert Napier / Engineers

Regarded as the father of the Clyde shipbuilding industry.