NLS maps on site for researching Scotland's places
Visitors to the ScotlandsPlaces website can now access 18,000 maps from the National Library of Scotland's collections.
Recently re-launched, the site provides digitised maps, plans, reports and photographs for places in Scotland past and present. Users can browse and search for images and records across different national databases using geographic location.
Other digital material has been provided by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCHAMS) and the National Archives of Scotland (NAS). You can access, for example:
- Monument records
- Register house plans
- Medical officer of health reports
- Land ownership records
- Horse tax rolls.
Search is by dynamic map or by county, and you can browse using place name or co-ordinates.
NLS has joined RCHAMS and NAS as a partner in this collaborative resource.
22 December 2010