Gazetteer for Scotland
Entry ID: Scot_Gaz
Abstract: (Adapted from Gazetteer for Scotland home page)
The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical database,
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 historic sites, together with
... histories of family names and biographies of famous people
associated with Scotland. The network of connections between all
of these entries make this gazetteer unique.
The Gazetteer is already the largest Scottish resource available
on the web, yet is growing constantly. It contains thousands of
entries for all parts of the country and some 342 entries were
added or updated in the last week alone. Please look at
'Gazetteer Statistics' for detailed information.
Enter the Gazetteer for Scotland using either:
Maps and Places OR History Time-Line
Alternatively, you can check out our FEATURED TOWN, FEATURED
GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURE, FEATURED ATTRACTION, FEATURED FAMOUS SCOT
or FEATURED FAMILY. Featured entries are changed at least once
per week. An excellent way to find out something different about
Scotland or a new place to visit next time you take a trip!
This Gazetteer is being developed jointly by Bruce Gittings of the University
of Edinburgh and Dr. David Munro of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
The Robertson Trust and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
have generously provided sponsorship. We are seeking additional sponsors to
fund the ongoing work programme and would be interested in discussing licensing
of our data on a commercial basis. Please see 'Background' for more
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Use Constraints Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the content of these web
pages is the copyright of the editors of the Gazetteer for
Scotland. Content is deemed to include text, pictures, sound,
video and any other media incorporated herein.
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