Creative Commons

We are happy to licence use of resources on this site under a Creative Commons attribution – non-commercial licence (Scotland).

Under this licence you are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt work for non-commercial purposes providing that you attribute its source. This applies to all unattributed images and information on the website, but NOT to material attributed to other organisations or individuals.

Please note: The Scottish Maritime Museum cannot guarantee that your use of any content found on our website will not infringe any third-party copyright or other intellectual property rights. It is your responsibility to judge whether any of the content may need additional clearances for your intended use and to obtain them.

We would ask that images and extracts used under Creative Commons licence are attributed to our museum, Scottish Maritime Museum and where practical, a hyperlink provided to

As far as we aware, we either hold the copyright of all material featured in this website, or have obtained consent to reproduce items owned by others. Where the identity of the copyright owner is not known for certain, it is the responsibility of the individual wishing to reproduce material to make all necessary attempts to trace the identity of the copyright owner and obtain the necessary permission.

Intellectual Property

Artists’ copyright lasts throughout their lifetimes and for 70 years from the date of death. When displaying artwork images, we have made every effort not to infringe copyright, and only to display works in copyright if we have permission from artists or their estates. If we have made a mistake, please email us [email protected] and we will remove the image(s) from the site immediately.