Our resources

The Ballast Trust has built a strong reference collection to help process collections and answer enquiries. The subject matter of this has naturally focused on shipbuilding, railways and engineering for the most part.

Some examples of reference materials we have include:
  • Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1885 - 1999 (incomplete)
  • Extracts from Dumbarton Herald and Lennoxtown Herald 1851-1988 and the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times 1880-1973 relating to Clyde boatbuilding
  • The railways of Great Britain - a historical atlas
  • Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography
  • Scottish Industrial History (Journal of the Business Archives Council of Scotland)