Angela Edgar, the curator at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, has talked about the foundation of the institution – and its plans to celebrate the life of James Watt with a new exhibition early in 2019.

The display will include two of the University’s prized items – a copying machine designed by James Watt and a James Nasmyth Model of a Watt Engine.


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Part of the Museum at Heriot Watt's Edinburgh base.

Angela talked about what visitors can see at the University’s Riccarton campus, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The site includes a free museum which is open to the public. 

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Watt's favourite painting in the museum at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
Watt’s favourite painting in the museum at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Angela also spoke in more detail about the statue which dominates the entrance to the  University’s Riccarton site – and the foundation of the University’s Alumni Association, The Watt Club.

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The statue at the entrance to Heriot Watt's Riccarton campus.

Read more about Heriot-Watt University and its collection on the University website.

You can also find out more on this site.


Heriot-Watt – Our Heritage Brochure (PDF, 6MB)

Heriot-Watt Heritage Book 2008 (PDF, 2MB)