Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland at Electric Scotland

The Ordnance Gazetteer is a good resource for maps of Scotland.

There are six volumes to this gazetteer. You have county maps, city maps, and pictures of castles, the prospectus and a General Survey of Scotland. The dates for the Gazetteer appear to be 1892-1896.

The maps take a while to download but they have a lot of detail. When your cursor moves over the map it allows you to chose the sections you want magnified. Once you have magnified a section you can move the side and bottom bars in your browser to move the map.

In volume six there is a General Survey of Scotland where you will find an A to Z of towns. Here you click on the first letter of the town name and you will be presented with a list of towns beginning with that letter in alphabetical order. When you find the one you want there is a page number and when you click on it you will be taken to a written description of the town.

One pet peeve I have is the tool bar and the pop ups. On the right hand side of the tool bar is an option to minimize it so I would suggest you do so. There are also some other pop ups that appear but once you get into the larger version of the map you will not be bothered by them.

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