This seems to be a week for celebrating the achievements of Scottish inventors and engineers. Earlier this week, a statue dedicated to Sir Robert Watson-Watt was unveiled in Brechin. He pioneered the use of radar and his work made a huge contribution to the Battle of Britain during WWII.
Today, the Forth Road Bridge is marking 50 years since it was opened by the Queen, on 4th Sept 1964. It took 6 years to build and replaced a ferry service that had operated for centuries. The new road bridge linked Edinburgh with Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen. Have a look at the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame, and discover some lesser-known Scots who made great contributions to their field .
- The four geniuses of the Battle of Britain : Watson-Watt, Henry Royce, Sydney Camm and RJ Mitchell by David Coles, Peter Sherrard
- The Weir Group : The history of a Scottish engineering legend, 1871-2006 by William Weir
- Scottish engineering : the machine makers by James L. Wood
- Scottish inventors by Gary Smailes; Illustrated by Scoular Anderson
- Television and me : the memoirs of John Logie Baird edited and with an introduction by Malcolm Baird
- Invented in Scotland : Scottish ingenuity and invention throughout the ages by Allan Burnett
- James Clerk Maxwell : A Biography by Ivan Tolstoy
- Percy Pilcher and the challenge of flight by Philip Jarrett