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Gazetteer for Scotland

The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. The first comprehensive gazetteer produced for Scotland since 1885, it includes tourist attractions, industries and historical sites, together with histories of family names and clans, biographies of famous Scots and descriptions of historical events associated with Scotland. The network of connections between all of these entries make this gazetteer unique. We have included the text of Groome's 19th Century Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland to provide a historical perspective on many of the places we describe.

With at least 24369 detailed entries, the Gazetteer is the largest dedicated Scottish resource created for the web, yet it is growing constantly, with some 36 entries added or updated in the last week alone. Please look at 'Gaz Stats' for more information.

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You can also use the interactive facilities in our free Members Area to make maps and add your own comments to individual entries.

Happy New Year to all our users!

Last year we concentrated on writing new entries (more than 1000) and updating or extending existing ones (a further 1900), and have added more than 110,000 words of text. The Gazetteer for Scotland remains the largest online resource dedicated to the people and places of Scotland. The coming year we aim to continue working on new entries (primarily places, but also people). At some point, when time permits, we will add more photos - the backlog is now enormous!

This Gazetteer is being developed by Bruce Gittings of the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

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