Its bicentenary is a truly exciting time and the perfect opportunity to celebrate its historic role within the Scottish seafaring community in Leith, as well as the area’s wider maritime history and heritage. It sits on the vaults of a 16th century hospital, which stood for over 250 years. Work began in 1997 to strip out the sludge tanks, reinstate the original hatch and hatch cover, and replicate the mast and derrick. Some of the maritime memorabilia from Trinity House's collection made up of over 1,600 objects and artefacts. Four paintings by the famous Edinburgh-born painter Sir Henry Raeburn, including a portrait of Captain John Hay, the Master who oversaw the construction of Trinity House. The diagonal cross planking made it very strong and the closed ends improved buoyancy. Click on the title of a result for the contact details of the archive which holds the record – you will need to contact this archive for further information about the collection or the record itself. Our app is your one-stop shop for information on Scotland’s iconic historic attractions. Carola is now on the National Register of Historic Vessels of the United Kingdom. We are pleased to say that for the most part the technology worked well and we were not inconvenienced much by problems in that way. Note that these are named after a number of different Queen Elizabeths. Overturned by 100ft high waves TGB had been unable to right itself and all eight crewmembers had been lost, three from one family. How a Revolutionary People have survived in a Post-Soviet World", by Helen Yaffe, Yale University Press. Originally a rowing boat, it is now fitted with a Thornycroft ‘Handy Billy’ engine dating from around 1939. At first daylight the next day aircraft began the search for RNLB TGB which was located that afternoon. Westward of Clynder was the third of four similar yawls (a type of two masted sailing craft) to be built at the same time at the yard. The exact date and place of construction are unknown, as are the builder and original owner. Queen Victoria travelled on-board in 1873, an outing which is recorded in her diary accounts. It is unknown when it was built, but this type of wooden lifeboat was popular due to its strength and size. Coastal traders provided an essential service before land transport became dominant and there was no standard design of cargo coaster, with ships often being modified to suit a specific role. A succession of owners followed, the Kyles carrying heavy and general cargoes on short coastal voyages in Scotland, Newcastle upon Tyne and the South Wales area. One of Scotland’s greatest strengths is it’s location. The name stuck despite only the earliest examples of this type used this engine. The chest is now on display to visitors at the House. Also Queen Elizabeth 2 and RMS Queen Elizabeth. The winners from each class received special prizes and golden tickets for a VIP tour of Trinity House. Our Staff Built in 1942 by J. Hay & Sons, Kirkintilloch, Spartan the only surviving Scottish-built ‘puffer’, a type of steam-powered cargo vessel first built in the 1850s for use on the Clyde and Forth Canal, Now on the Designated List of the National Historic Ships Committee, Spartan was the first vessel in the museum’s collection when it was established in 1983. Scottish Charity Number: SC007133, Registered office:  Scottish Maritime Museum, 6 Gottries Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8QE, ‘Ship to Shore’ online and learning resources. At a length of 66ft Spartan was the longest a canal dock would allow. In 1981 Carola was purchased by a Sussex firm and used for corporate hospitality, then passed on to another Sussex firm in 1990 before becoming part of the Scottish Maritime Museum’s collection in 1994 when a crew of volunteers from the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Association brought it up on the long voyage to Irvine. • Douglas McGowan, Clydebuilt: A Photographic Legacy, 2005, Tempus Publishing, ISBN 0-7524-3228-1 RRS Discovery Antarctic explorer, built at Dundee. Meanwhile, ahead of Saturday’s event, pupils from Leith Primary School are set to step back in time themselves as they take on roles as the newest batch of Trinity House Junior Tour Guides. Scotland is home to the UK’s second largest cluster of maritime businesses. As Scotland and England moved closer during the seventeenth century, following the Union of the Crowns, the need for a navy to protect Scotland from the English Royal Navy lessened and by the time of the Union with England in 1707, the Royal Scottish Navy possessed just three ships: The Royal William, The Royal Mary, and Dumbarton Castle. A large number of these ‘Victualling Inshore Craft’ – known as the VIC series – were built, most of them constructed south of the border. The Zulu uprising of 1879 was the same year the first Zulu vessel was designed by William Campbell of Lossiemouth – a combination of the best features of Fifie and Scaffie fishing boats, two popular types in later half of the 1800s. Rather than designing a new vessel type, it was decided that the 66ft Clyde puffer type made an ideal model for the basis of a fleet. The House’s grand staircase is dominated by a detailed stained-glass window which pays tribute to the men of Leith who lost their lives in the First World War. Despite the owner’s tradition of naming his boats after female members of the family the name Kyles was kept out of respect for a long and varied history  and as the vessel was a favourite of Mr Langford his family was keen to see it preserved once its working days were over. Dressed as sailors and whalers of the day, the pupils will now bring Leith’s maritime history to life at Trinity House sharing their knowledge with visiting school groups and at local community events. The COVID-19 lockdown crisis precluded an in-person meeting, but four of the original five student participants were available to join us on the day electronically. Kyles was re-registered at Gloucester and worked in the Bristol Channel for a number of years before being converted from steam to a diesel engine in 1953. Search Discovery, our catalogue, to find records from over 2,500 archives across the UK, as well as from The National Archives itself. The permanent exhibition, created through the Museum’s 'Spartan: Inside Out' project was made possible by a grant from Museum Galleries Scotland and charts the evolution of the puffer. Leisure and industry were closely linked on the Clyde, with teams of sportsmen from various trades competing to see who was best. The wheel house had been removed in the 1970s and this was replicated with help from old photographs of the vessel. Privacy and Cookies Policy, Scottish Maritime Museum is a Company limited by guarantee Number 83702. Katie is a fine example of a Zulu skiff – a type of small inshore line-fishing boat, Katie was built in 1938/9 by J&G Forbes in Aberdeenshire. The port of registry remained Glasgow until 1900 when it was registered at Hull, and the first major changes in its structure came in 1921 when it was converted to work as a sand dredger in the Bristol Channel. The boat was later re-rigged as a schooner and became a working boat. Venus is a traditional Shetland double-ended rowing and sailing boat known as a Fourareen. This was presented by special guest, Cuban Professor and former Economy Minister, José Luis Rodríguez. © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No. Today there are 16 members of the Incorporation. The ship was sold to France in 1514. After the war she resumed Atlantic runs but these became loss making. James I was responsible for developing the shipping interests of the country, establishing a shipbuilding yard at Leith. SY Carola. The unique project drew inspiration from the original time capsule which was buried in the House’s foundation in June 1816. An audience of 20 was present for the duration and there were high levels of engagement. Comparing the purchasing power of money in Great Britain from 1264 to 2002 A site that gives you the opportunity of comparing prices. Scottish Maritime History Conference 2019 Programme. This small sailing dinghy was built in a Glasgow townhouse bedroom in 1896 by brothers William and Walter Bergius. Europe’s largest ship management cluster Commenting on the bicentenary, Historic Environment Scotland’s Regional Collections Manager for Edinburgh, Rachael Dickson, said: “This month marks an important milestone in the history of Trinity House. There will also be hands-on activities including object handling, as well as nautical themed arts and crafts sessions inspired by the history of the House and the area. Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will showcase Scotland's position as an "innovation nation", its outstanding built heritage, and its thriving, internationally acclaimed creative industries sector. Boasting both Atlantic and North Sea ports Scotland’s sailors, engineers, designers and ships shaped the modern world. His greatest achievement was the construction of Great Michael, the largest ship up to that time launched in Scotland, the building of which cost £30,000. Built on the remote and treeless island of Foula in 1898, this 18ft vessel was made from pieces of driftwood, with the crofter who built it using boat-building techniques that had been passed down from generation to generation, similar to those used by Vikings on their longboats. You may want to search merchant shipping records if you find one of the following terms in census, church, or civil records: captain, mariner, seaman, mate, bowson (bos’n, bosun, boatswain, bo’s’n), or super cargo. She was withdrawn from service in 1967 and is now in Long Beach California as a hotel and tourist attraction. We will always store your personal details securely and never pass them on to a third party unless we have informed you.