Robert Tough Millar photographic collection

Scope and Content

Topographical slides of Scotland, England and Wales.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Tough (Bob) Millar (1922-1999) worked for 46 years for local government in Fife, including war service in the Royal Engineers attached to the East Africa Rifles. He retired as Principal Engineer for Fife Council in 1986. He had an excellent knowledge of the history of Dunfermline and in particular of the Abbey where he was an elder for nearly forty years as well as a love of the countryside and historic buildings. He never ventured outside the UK on holiday and as a result built up a collection of views of Scotland in particular over many years.

Access Information

The photographic collections are currently the subject of a major digitisation project. It is the intention to have the entire archive captured in electronic form, and available (with sophisticated searching facilities) on line via the web. A full version of the software can be accessed in the Library and researchers are welcome to visit the library to use it but it is important that appointments are made in advance. Access to original photographic material may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Library as a gift by Mrs Jean P Millar, 2002.


Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

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Conditions Governing Use

Copies of images held in the photographic collection (with the exception of any photographs which are held either without copyright or under other restrictions imposed by the donor or photographer) can be ordered. Photographs thus provided for purely personal or research purposes are not subject to any fee beyond the photographic costs (for which a scale of charges is available). Prior written permission must be obtained before any further reproduction is undertaken of images supplied, for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Reproduction fees may be charged.

True photographic reprints of most images can be provided, or computer-generated prints of an increasing proportion of the collection at low, medium or high resolution. Given the fragility of the original material our preference is to provide computer prints where possible. We can also provide transparencies and a range of electronic formats.

Additional Information

This material is original.

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