Top 100 objects
Browse key artefacts from our properties across the country.
Displaying 41-60 of 100
Lock and key
Storing gunpowder was a dangerous business.
Object number DUM368
Poachers and trespassers in the late 1700s and early 1800s had to watch out for man traps.
Object number DEER01
Pictish decoration has been carved into this stone block found in Orkney.
Object number GUR018
This heavy ball was made to be hurled at a castle’s defences from a siege machine known as a trebuchet.
Object number BTH/o/39
A large coke barrow used at Biggar Gasworks, South Lanarkshire, in the mid-20th century.
Object number BG.02.18
Toy soldiers and horses
These wooden toy soldiers and horses were found hidden below flooring at Stirling Castle.
Object number E362
A lion with a wavy mane, its tongue sticking out a little, is carved into the outer face of this corbel.
Object number SPP002
The bottom of this column base from St Andrews Cathedral shows us how a stonemason would set out designs in the early 1200s.
Object number SAC/cb/5
Grave slab - Gilbride MacKinnon
Used as a grave slab, this 14th-century stone bears a sculpture of Gilbride, chief of the Mackinnons.
Object number IONA207
Leabaidh (Box bed)
Cosy and private, this box-bed was built to provide a good night’s sleep at the Blackhouse, Arnol.
Object number ARN089
Cliabh (Peat basket)
Women used wicker baskets like this one to collect peat to use as fuel.
Object number ARN094
This ornate bishop’s stall from the choir at Dunblane Cathedral bears the arms of Bishop James Chisholm (1487–1526).
Object number DBL036
Monks at Inchcolm Abbey used this medieval sundial to get to their prayers on time.
Object number INCL/o/5a+b
Hatchment - Viscount of Strathallan
Used as a memorial to someone who had died, a ‘hatchment’ would carry the deceased’s coat of arms.
Object number INP001
Hatchment - Clementina 11th Countess of Perth
A ‘hatchment’ was a memorial to someone who had died and would feature the deceased’s coat of arms.
Object number INP002
Tapestry - The Unicorn is Found [R]
A modern version of the medieval Hunt of the Unicorn tapestry series graces the walls of the Royal Palace at Stirling Castle.
Object number STC189
This copper stencil with handle was used to mark whisky barrels at Dallas Dhu Distillery.
Object number DHU039
A photo of the employees of Dallas Dhu Distillery, taken in the spring of 1920.
Object number DHU452
Glass vessel fragments (Islamic)
These small fragments of glass probably came from a drinking beaker.
Object number OCAE027
Print - Crichton Castle (East Side of the Court Yard)
An engraving of Crichton Castle by R.
Object number E6379