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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 25466 detailed entries, the Gazetteer is the largest dedicated Scottish resource created for the web, yet it is growing constantly, with some 19 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.

This month, The Gazetteer for Scotland is celebrating two events; first is the opening of the wonderful V&A Dundee, but also our own achievement - having grown to contain more information than our inspiration - the six-volume Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland published by Francis Groome in 1885.

It took Dundee ten years to see the V&A come to fruition. Its taken us 23 years to achieve our goal and there's much more to come!

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

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