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Aug 232016
The RBGE DNA database - how an EDNA number is assigned to a DNA extraction

When people extract DNA in the RBGE molecular lab, we insist that it’s given something we call an EDNA (Edinburgh DNA) number. This links to a database that is internal to RBGE. The EDNA number is used for all internal molecular lab processes – it’s written on the tube of DNA, used to refer to […]

Jan 202016

Background information for Yes / No question ? Is this specimen in the subfamily Cichorioideae? (ie. with only ligule flowers & latex) Handout as a PDF Background The Herbarium at RBGE holds three million specimens with the oldest specimen dating back to 1697. Each of these specimens is a valuable piece of information about the […]

Dec 082015
Examples of the James Drummond collections.

This page is intended to give a home for examples of the collections of James Drummond. Born in near Forfar Angus, he became gardener at Cork Botanic Garden in Ireland; but best know for early field collections and botany in the Swan River Colony, Australia. His collections were despatched to William Hooker at Kew in 6 […]

May 082015
Birds of Peramagroon: Support Page

This is support info for the Birds of the Peramagroon. This app contains information on the 133 birds known from Peramagroon Mountain in Northern Iraq. It is based, with permission, on the book “Birds of the Middle East” (Bloomsbury 2010) by Richard Porter and Simon Aspinall but includes a novel filtering mechanism to allow the […]

Nov 042014
Embedding Repository Items in Botanics Stories

We are working on a way to embed factsheets about herbarium specimens and living collection accessions in Botanics Stories. These factsheets will draw their data from the Digital Repository and so will update over time as information about the collections change. This is all work in progress but worth sharing as we go along. This […]

Dec 112013
Haus Wittgenstein/Inverleith House

Haus Wittgenstein/Inverleith House Artist: Alan Johnston Date: 1995 Materials: Beeswax, charcoal and varnish on stone Ownership: On permanent loan from the artist Made to accompany the award-winning exhibition of the same name held at Inverleith House during the 1995 Edinburgh Festival, this sculpture by the Scottish artist Alan Johnston (b.1945) related directly to two major […]

Dec 102013

Situated within the garden are several pieces of sculpture, many linked to the gallery at Inverleith House and its past use as the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art. Ascending Form (Gloria), Barbara Hepworth Rock Form (Porthcurno), Barbara Hepworth Cone, Andy Goldsworthy Linnaeus Monument, Robert Adams Bute Memorial Bench, Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley Haus Wittgenstein/Inverleith […]