Collection of Scottish Transport ephemera

Scope and Content

The collection contains material relating to shipping, railways, bicycles, general transport, cars and trams.

Shipping records include:

  • Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd brochures 1904-1913, 1973
  • Published articles relating to individual ferries, steamers and shipbuilders 1866-1988
  • Postcards of ships and docks 20th century

Railway records including:

Tram records including: historical notes and leaflets 1962

Car and motoring records including: Royal Scottish Automobile Club pamphlets 1960

Bicycle records:

  • Catalogue 1954
  • Postcard 1946

General transport records including:

  • timetables 1960-1967
  • Postcards 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection consists of a variety of ephemeral items relating to transport around Scotland and helps to chart its development.


This material is arranged into six series as described in the scope and content note

Access Information


Acquisition Information

The collection forms six series brought together from a variety of sources prior to the introduction of formal accessioning procedures

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

Related Material

No related material


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

This material is a mixture of originals and copies. The location of the originals of these copies is unknown

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 17 December 2002

Geographical Names