Scottish Maps and mapping

National Library for Scotland Map Images
National Library for Scotland Geo-Referenced Map Images   Either choose Find by place which allows the user to select specific maps individually

or Explore Georeferenced Maps
Zoom into a place and go back through a series of maps (the list on the left side of the screen).This method allows the user to move from one map area to another as well as change the map range to go back or forward in the date of the map.

There are lots of other maps on the NLS site

Maps of Scotland, 1560-1928
Military Maps (18th century)
Coasts of Scotland on marine charts, 1580-1850

Link to the Scotlands Places websiteScotlands Places Archive website

ScotlandsPlaces is a website that allows users to search across different national databases using geographic locations. The user is able to enter a place name or a coordinate to search across these collections or they can use the mapping in the website to both define and refine their search. The results pages provide the data relevant to the search conducted, from each of the project partners. These partners currently include:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)
The National Records of Scotland (NRS)
The National Library of Scotland (NLS)
with support from School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Government. 

Loch Spynie and Adjacent Grounds Map link— amazing map showing the land where Loch Spynie was north of Elgin. The land was drained for farm land in the 1700s (from when this map dates. More information about Loch Spynie from a Gazetteer

Records for Burghead including maps of fishing grounds etc.

Old Roads of Scotland- Statistical Accounts of Scotland

Old Roads of Scotland Statisitics for ElginshireThe Old and New Statistical Accounts of Scotland, written respectively in the 1790’s and 1830’s, give a description of each parish in the country. These accounts contain many details of roads and transport that would otherwise have been lost. In this section, details are given for each parish with links to the original text. The main page for the site has links to other information about places in Scotland.  Here is a link to a newsletter from the site describing a walk on the Old Roads in Morayshire. Another newsletter describing Loch Spynie and Old roads in Morayshire.


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