Monday, 8 February 2016

What has Scotland ever done for us?

VISITSCOTLAND has released an animation illustrating how different the world would have been without Scottish innovators. It promotes the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The video also marks the 90th anniversary of John Logie Baird’s first public demonstration of his invention – the television – on January 26, 1926.

The two-minute animation features more than 25 major Scottish innovations and developments including television, the MRI scanner, ATMs, cloned mammals, toasters, and the kaleidoscope.

Other inventions in the film include: 

  • the flushing lavatory 
  • marmalade 
  • the incandescent light bulb 
  • the telephone 
  • piano foot pedals 
  • colour photography 
  • criminal fingerprinting 
  • the Kelvin Scale 
  • vacuum flask 
  • steam engine 
  • first pedal bicycle 
  • adhesive postal stamps 

It is hoped the animation, which will be promoted worldwide through social media, will motivate visitors across the globe to visit the country that has inspired leading pioneers, inventors, creatives, architects, scientists, and designers.

Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said: ‘Whether it’s the home of the father of television, or the city where marmalade was born, Scotland is full of innovation and invention at every turn. The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 will shine the spotlight on our greatest assets and icons, as well as our hidden gems.’

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