From the largest map collection in Scotland to the archive of explorer David Livingstone, discover National Library of Scotland resources on geography and the world around us.
Find out how explorers in the past developed our understanding of the world and learn about the people, places and environments of the world today.
This resource looks at the achievements of seven pioneering women from the 19th-20th centuries
You are here: 10 things you need to know about maps looks at key questions about how maps are made and how we understand them. It features interactive quizzes and downloadable learning activities
Learn more about reading and using historical maps in this online guide. Includes activities PDFs for downloading, and information for teachers
'Scott's last expedition' looks at items in the Library's polar collections relating to the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, and includes discussion points