What is ScotlandsPlaces?

ScotlandsPlaces is a free resource that lets you explore thousands of records about Scotland simply by searching for a place name, clicking on a map or typing in your postcode. Search results bring together three national collections so that you can easily find maps, photographs and written records about your chosen place.

If you have any questions about your search results, go to Help.

What kinds of records are on ScotlandsPlaces?

  • Maps, Surveys and Plans
  • Photographs
  • Archaeological Records
  • Drawings
  • Tax Rolls
  • Ordnance Survey Name Books
  • Publications

Where are these records from?

ScotlandsPlaces draws from three national resources:

You can visit any of these resources in person for free, for more details please go to their main websites.

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