Dear STICK Friends,

STICK will attempt to send out entertaining and informative items on various subjects of interest to our network. We will also be using social media such as Twitter to keep in touch.

As a result of our recent survey it has been decided that mailings will be sent out every two weeks. Any time-dependent items (such as online events) that come to our attention will be sent out as separate mailings if considered to be of interest to the network.

Reminder: Tickets still available for the STICK Spring Event!

Burning Issues: The Future of Fossil Fuels in Heritage

Online Event, Thursday 22nd April 2021.

Book your free ticket here.

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

A few images celebrating Women’s History month and belated International Women’s Day (8 March 2021). Let us remember that women’s work can still undervalued in 2021.

Women sorting rags for blotting paper at Caldercruix Paper Mills, North Lanarkshire around 1920. The room had little ventilation & would be filled with dust from unwashed rags. This was considered women's work. Learn more here. [Image: North Lanarkshire Heritage].

Join GoIndustrial in celebrating Women’s History Month here.

Since the early 19th century the Clyde region has been synonymous with shipbuilding and engineering. The work of men on the Clyde has been credited with shaping Glasgow’s industrial heritage yet little has been said about the women who worked in shipyards and on ships during wartime which surely contributed to the Clyde’s reputation. Read more here at the GoIndustrial blog.

Dundee Heritage Trust and Verdant Works

Some of the “Overdressed, loud, bold-eyed girls” of Dundee, according to one Juteopolis observer. [Image: Dundee Heritage Trust]

Find out why Dundee was nicknamed "She Town" in the 19th century and discover more about Dundee's jute industry here.

Scottish Fisheries Museum

The SFM is currently running a project on the whaling industry in Scotland. Go to: Scottish Fisheries Museum - Whaling Project Outline ( for more information.

Eric Watt photographs - Glasgow Museums and SIHS

Some of our readers may remember Eric Watt who died in 2005. He was, for many years, the Treasurer of the Scottish Industrial Heritage Society, a very keen industrial archaeologist and a leading light in the Queens Park Camera Club based in Glasgow. Eric was a delightful man with an incredible knowledge of Scotland’s industrial and transport heritage and a passion for his native Glasgow. Glasgow Museums has published a book of his photographs (October 2020). Information on how to obtain a copy can be found here.

See also, 1400 EW images here, his bequest to the Scottish Industrial Heritage Society

Europa Nostra

Following up from an item in last newsletter: Industrial and Engineering Heritage in Europe: 50 Winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. In Scotland these are Glasgow Central Station, Knockando Wool Mill and Stanley Mills.
- Europa Nostra leads directly to - this page is slow to open as 260-page book available as a pdf. It should be possible to buy copies of the hard back from Europa Nostra after the launch.

Railway Architecture

For those interested in railway architecture, see The Office of William Tite (1798-1873): architecture at the start of the railway age by Mike Chrimes at The Office of William Tite (1798-1873): architecture at the start of the railway age ( Tite’s work in Scotland, though limited and prior to 1856, is briefly discussed. The article also covers the railway mania period and attitudes to the new architecture for a new technology.

John Fowler Bridges - book

Perspectives On Bridges And Landscape Created By The Victorian Engineer Sir John Fowler On His Braemore Estate In Wester Ross, Scotland. By Aidan Bell (2021). Includes 175 pages and over 100 illustrations.

The Victorian engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker are synonymous with the Forth Bridge. Fowler and Baker also transformed Sir John's holiday retreat by building distinctive miniature bridges at his Highland estate of Braemore near Ullapool in Wester Ross, Scotland, between 1865 and 1897. Further information, along with the synopsis, is available here.

EFAITH - 2021 European Year of Rail

EFAITH, the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage is the platform promoting contacts and co-operation between volunteers and non profit volunteer associations in Europe. EFAITH is the place where these can meet, exchange experiences, learn from each other and support each other’s activities an campaigns. EFAITH promotes and stimulates the valuable role of volunteers and voluntary associations researching, saving, interpreting and opening to the public of industrial heritage sites and collections. See Home | . ( for further information.

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