ScotlandsPlaces has its own gazetteer of Scottish places and administrative units. The gazetteer is an A-Z index of inhabited places in Scotland, both past and present.

It has been created from central government and local government records and older gazetteers. When you search for a place by name or postcode, the website looks for a match in the gazetteer. There may be several matches as this place has changed over time. Select a place to find out which period it relates to and see all the records available from the three archives.

Did you know that before 1975, Scotland was divided into counties, parishes and burghs?

Find out more about how Scotland's places are classified into Administrative Units.

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