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Mrs Sutherland

Mrs Sutherland arriving at Renfrew Airport in 1938.

In 1938 the Empire Exhibition was held in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park. One of the most popular exhibits was An Clachan, a reconstructed Highland village. Mrs Sutherland was one of the traditional crafts workers who demonstrated their skills at the clachan, having flown south with her spinning wheel on a Scottish Airways flight from Lerwick in the Shetland Isles.

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
airplanes, airports, An Clachan, Empire Exhibition, Renfrew Airport, Scottish Airways, spinning, spinning wheels, women



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