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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 26934 detailed entries, the Gazetteer is the largest dedicated Scottish resource created for the web, yet it is growing constantly, with some 22 entries added or updated in the last week alone. Please look at 'Gaz Stats' for more information.

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In our Fun Features you will find a Scottish Quiz and can make interactive maps.

Please stay safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Together we can all beat this :-)

Meantime, please make use of the Gazetteer for Scotland, it lets you explore Scotland and its people, gives you many interesting facts to create quizzes, find where our castles, wind farms or Munros are, and plan a trip once it is safe to do so.

Or take a virtual trip now, by exploring the Gazetteer for Scotland

Check out our new Fun Features, including a new Scottish Quiz!
More new features coming soon!

Everything you see here is free to access

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

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