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Scotland's introductions

Scotland has introduced the world to the telephone (above),decimal point, documentary films, colour photographs, golf, postcards, the Encyclopaedia Britannica, hypodermic syringes, gas masks, advertising films, tennis courts, motor buses, steam engines, fax machines, photocopiers, videos, mackintoshes, lawnmowers, continuous electric lighting, alpha chips, thermos flasks, anaesthetics, antiseptics, bowling greens, radar, thermometers, gravitating compasses, threshing machines, insulin, penicillin, interferon, pneumatic tyres, modern road surfaces, television, telegraph, kaleidoscopes, marmalade.

Just a few reminders from Douglas Osler, senior chief inspector of schools

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