Did you know that the National Library of Scotland our 'Map images' resource allows you to access and view over 120,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1964 and relate primarily to Scotland. But there are also maps from other parts of the UK and Europe.
Find by Place
Browse by category
The easiest way of finding general groups of maps is to browse by category. The maps vary in the amount of detail they show:
- Least detailed maps – early maps of the whole of Scotland
- More detailed – county/regional maps and coastal charts
- Very detailed – town plans.
Ordnance Survey maps
The site contains a comprehensive set of Ordnance Survey maps covering Scotland .
- One Inch to the Mile - useful for an overview of wide areas
- Six Inch to the Mile - useful for rural detail, showing heights and contour lines, and covering all of Scotland
- 25 Inch to the Mile - the most detailed maps for all the inhabited urban and rural regions of Scotland
- 50 and 120 Inch to the Mile - very detailed urban plans covering 62 towns in Scotland
Definitely worth having a poke around the site if you teach social subjects?