The MacKinnon Collection


This unique collection of Scottish photography was acquired and shared by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. The photographs were compiled by collector Murray MacKinnon and represent Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through the 1940s – a century of dramatic transformation and innovation. Here you can explore the collection through themes.
Loch Katrine (pier and boat)
William Henry Fox Talbot
Hall Door at Abbotsford
William Henry Fox Talbot
Early photography
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Margaret Mackintosh
James Craig Annan
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
James Craig Annan
Forth Bridge
George Washington Wilson
Transport and Engineering
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Ferry Boat at Kyle of Loch Alsh
George Washington Wilson
Pass of Melfort
George Washington Wilson
Man and Horse
Unknown
A Shetland Crofter
James Valentine
Washing Clothes
Unknown
Sheep Rooing
Horatio Ross
Woman and Milk Cow
Charles Reid
Seeking Face 200 Miles Away
Keystone View Company
Industry and Innovation
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Owls
Charles Reid
Sparrow Hawks
Charles Reid
Flora and Fauna
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Axis Doe
Charles Reid
[Woodland Scene]
Horatio Ross
Highland Cows
Charles Reid
Boy and Dog
Charles Reid
Child with Lamb
Charles Reid
Rugger
Alexander Wilson Hill
Sport and Leisure
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Druidical Stone, Loch Eynort, South Uist
George Washington Wilson
Clamshell Cave, Staffa
James Valentine
Landscapes and Architecture
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Balmoral and Loch-Na-Gar
James Valentine
Loch Leven & Castle
George Washington Wilson
Dawn of Light and Liberty
John D. Stephen
A Misty Evening
Linton M. Gibb
Pictorialism and art
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The Mercat Cross
Linton M. Gibb
A Highland Smithy
Alexander Wilson Hill
Social Change and Historic Events
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