What is ScotlandsPlaces?
ScotlandsPlaces is a website that lets users search across different national databases using geographic location. The user is able to enter a place name or a coordinate to search across these collections or they can use the maps to both refine and define their search. The results pages provide the data relevant to the search conducted, from each of the project partners. These partners currently include:
- The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)
- The National Record of Scotland (NRS)
- The National Library of Scotland (NLS)
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What can I do on this website?
You can now find information about Scottish places past and present, selected from the holdings of the partner organisations. This includes digital copies of:
Maps and plans of counties, cities, towns, villages, farms, roads, canals, harbours, churches, schools, public buildings, private houses, mines and quarries;
Photographs of the built environment;
Bathymetrical surveys of the Scottish fresh water lochs;
Archaeological reports on historic and prehistoric sites;
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This website does not replace the free access in the search rooms of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, the National Archives of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. For more information about this go to the following websites