201 Scotland - Maps

A Sample of the maps available on the National Library of Scotland Web Site

https://maps.nls.uk/view/00000453 Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, 1654 Garviach
Garioch or Garviach :- Insch, Culsalmond, Rayne, Bourtie
Garioch or Garviach :- Kinethmont, Premnay,Durno Inverurie

Similar to above ... both by Blaeu.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/108520494 Blaeu Atlas Maior 1662-5, Volume 6 Dvo Vicecomitatvs Aberdonia & Banfia Robert Gordon
Aberdeen and Banff Shires - Aberdeenshire :- Marr, Strathdon, Strathbogie, Garviach and Buchan

Timothy Pont - Robert Gordon
https://maps.nls.uk/view/00000464 Timothy Pont - Robert Gordon - Moray Elgin
Funrasie at west end of Loch Spynie.
https://maps.nls.uk/view/00000546 Formarten and part of Marr and Buquhan [sic] Robert Gordon
Don (Daviot - Whytstryps) and Ythan (Methlick - Sea) - Monkeigie is east of Inverurie
https://maps.nls.uk/view/00000547 Robert & James Gordon ca., 1636 - 1652
Don and Ury west of Kemnay

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Timothy Pont Maps of Scotland Imprint ca. 1583-1596 https://maps.nls.uk/view/00002300 Kincardine O'Neil - Sea
The Dee flows from top to bottom, North is at the right of the map

https://maps.nls.uk/view/00000360 Deeside 1652
Springs of the Dee - Kincardine O'Neil Robert and James Gordon 1652
The Dee flows from right to left, North is at the bottom of the map

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1776 George Taylor and Andrew Skinner's 'Survey...of the Roads [in] Scotland', 1776
Strip Maps 74400373 - 74400414 - only places close to line of the roads are shown. Only Plates 21 - 61 available on NLS web site. North direction varies as indicated on each map section.

It is easier to view Scotland as a whole using Aaron Arrowsmith's 1807 map, (see below) which these maps largely confirm.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400373 Plate 21 Edinburgh - Thurso Miles 0 - 65
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400374 Plate 22 Edinburgh - Thurso Miles 66 -132
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400375 Plate 23 Edinburgh - Thurso Miles 133 - 199
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400376 Plate 24 Edinburgh - Thurso Miles 200 - 270
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400377 Plate 25 Edinburgh - Thurso Miles 270 - 290
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400378 Plate 26 Perth - Fort George via Braemar Miles 42 - 85
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400379 Plate 27 Perth - Fort George via Braemar Miles 86 -164
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400380 Plate 28 Perth - Cupar Angus - Glamis - Forfar - Brechin - North Esk
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400381 Plate 29 North Esk - Kincardine O'Neil - Keith
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400382 Plate 30 Keith - Fochabers Bogendripe - Old Rayne Brechin - Drumlithie
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400384 Plate 31 Aberdeen - Old Meldrum - Banff
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400385 Plate 32 Banff - Inverness
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400386 Plate 33 Edinburgh - Dundee - Arbroath
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400387 Plate 34 Montrose - Stonehaven Dysart - Crail ? - Cupar
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400388 Plate 35 Queensferry - Stirling Queensferry - Falkirk - Perth
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400389 Plate 36 Musselburgh - North Berwick Haddington - North Berwick Coldstream - Duns Haddington - Longformacus - Duns
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400390 Plate 37 Berwick - Hawick Berwick - Duns
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400391 Plate 38 Biggar - Lanark Howgate - Blyth Bridge Peebles - Selkirk
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400392 Plate 39 Glasgow - Hamilton - Moffat - Newton of Whamphray
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400393 Plate 40 - Kirkpatrick Fleming - Longtown (4miles East of Gretna Green) Elvanfoot - Dumfries
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400394 Plate 41 Glasgow - Kilmarnock Kilmarnock - Ayr Kilmarnock - Cumnock - New Cumnock
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400395 Plate 42 Sanquhar - Dumfries Dumfries - Moinavie
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400396 Plate 43 Port Patrick - Stranraer - Newton Stewart - Kirkcudbright -
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400397 Plate 44 - Urr - Dumfries - Annan - Gretna Green - Longtown Whithorn - Glenluce
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400398 Plate 45 Irvine - Kilmarnock Maybole - Irivine Glasgow - Irvine Ayr - Mauchline
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400399 Plate 46 Greenock - Irvine - Ayr Dumbarton - Cardross - Garelochhead - Portincaple
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400400 Plate 47 Glasgow - Paisley - Beith - Kilwinning Lanark - Hamilton Lanark - Bellshill - Glasgow
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400401 Plate 48 Stirling - Glasgow Stirling - Dumbarton
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400402 Plate 49 Tarbet - Crianlarich Crieff - Lochearnhead Crief - Perth
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400403 Plate 50 Greenloaning - Blackford - Auchterarder - Perth St Andrews - Woodhaven and Newport Inverkeithing - Burntisland - Kinghorn Crail - St Andrews - Cupar
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400404 Plate 51 Dundee - Coupar Angus - Dunkeld Dunkeld - Amulree Perth - Dundee
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400405 Plate 52 Dundee - Forfar
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400406 Plate 54 Laurencekirk - Hirn
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400407 Plate 54 Aberdeen - Braemar
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400408 Plate 55 Aboyne - Corgarff Aberdeen - Monymusk & Alford Kinellar - Monymusk
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400409 Plate 56 Aberdeen - Huntly Aberdeen - Ellon (and by the sands)
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400410 Plate 57 Ellon - Fraserburgh Ellon - Peterhead Peterhead - Fraserburgh
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400411 Plate 58 Banff - Peterhead Fraserburgh - Banff Huntly - Banff
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400412 Plate 59 Fochabers - Aviemore Nairn - Fort George Forres - Grantown
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400413 Plate 60 Inverness - Fort William
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400414 Plate 61 Inverness - Beauly - Tain

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Dated 1822 on 74400186 - Maps 74400181 - 74400186 show the "old road network" with the new toll roads.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400181Tomintoul - Table of contents - Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine Parish Areas
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400182 Insch Rathmuriel after 1630
Rathmuriel - Shared between Insch and Kinnethmont
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400183 Inverurie
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400184 Braemar Mountain Heights
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400185 Alford Banchory
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400186 Echt Topographical and military map of the counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine...

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https://maps.nls.uk/view/216442716 Johnston's map of the counties of Aberdeen and Banff, with the proposed Aberdeen - Elgin via Turriff railway.
Rathmuriel area coloured blue although part of Kinnethmont.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400430 1912 John Bartholomew - Atlas of Scotland - with railways and coach routes etc.

OS Maps

https://maps.nls.uk/view/216384368 OS One-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1st Edition, 1856-1891 Sheet 76 Inverurie
https://maps.nls.uk/view/216386853 OS One-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1st Edition, 1856-1891 Sheet 86 Huntly

Coloured parishes - OS Six inch to the mile, Scotland

https://maps.nls.uk/view/216391008 Sheet 66 Kincardineshire
https://maps.nls.uk/view/216391029 Sheet 76 Aberdeenshire, Kincardine
https://maps.nls.uk/view/216391032 Sheet 77 Aberdeen
https://maps.nls.uk/view/216391050 Sheet 86 Aberdeenshire

https://maps.nls.uk/view/190683273 Insch OS 25in to mile Survey date: 1867, Publication date: ca. 1868
https://maps.nls.uk/view/228775561Insch OS Six Inch 1st Ed 1843 - 1882 "The Bass" Insch just North of Insch on the map

Geo-referenced Maps with #Zoom In Link

Note for all maps with #zoom in the link the back arrow in browser:-
i) with appropriate selections one can view old maps from any part of the Earth and
ii) will not return to this web page - it is suggested in the web browser a second window or tab is opened should one wish to flick back and forth to another web page.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15&lat=57.32688&lon=-2.69488&layers=3&b=1 Flanders Roy 1747-1752
The "Flinder"s in Kinethmont are shown as "Flanders"

Lower Left Dialogue Box "Choose a historic map overlay"
Select a category . . . . . . . . e.g. Scotland
Select a map / map series . . e.g. Roy Highlands, 1747-52

Upper Left Dialogue Box "Search Places"
Enter place name e.g Flemington - complete search to be typed each time -

https://maps.nls.uk/view/197237411 OS One Inch 1952 - 1970 Strathdon incl Insch

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Duplicate of 401 Echt Maps

Ordnance Survey 25 inch 1855 -1882 Maps

The following maps have pink and blue colour on them, unfortunately there are not geo-referenced so each map requires to be individually selected. Fortunately only the last two digits vary so it is easy to vary the map selected in a web browser.

Echt Parish ... Echt

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479869 Broomhill (near Craigenlow)
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479870 Waterton .. before "Dunecht"
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479871 Broomhill Hillside
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479872 Wester Echt, Dunecht House
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479873 Knockquharn
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479874 Tillyboy, Sauchenbush
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479875 Upper Mains, Monecht
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479876 Burnside, Nashick
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479877 Tillioch, Barnyards, Old Echt
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479878 Echt, Landerberry, Cowiehillock
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479879 Braigiewell
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479880 Standingstones
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479881 South & West of Greymore
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479882 South of Rifle Range, Gordon's Howe
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479883 Hillbrae Dam, Newfield Tillyshogle
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479884 Cullerlie
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479885 Meikle Tap, Howburn
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479886 Birks, Tillyorn
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479887 Milltown, West of Cullerlie

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479888 Hopton, Easterhill

Skene Parish

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74480632 Garlogie - Spinning Mill

Cluny Parish

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74479686 Corskie, Bogintory

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John Speed’s The Kingdome of Scotland 1610 imprint / 1627 issue? https://maps.nls.uk/view/00000201 shows Marr at it’s greatest extent.

The area of Marr is much reduced in Robert Greene’s Imprint of 1679 https://maps.nls.uk/scotland/rec/2775

Herman Moll’s (died 1732) Imprint of 1745 https://maps.nls.uk/view/00000262 is the earliest map found to date showing Aberdeenshire being the combination of Buchan and Marr.

John Elphinstone’s Imprint of 1745 https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400596 probably shows the line of the older border Marr as the border between Angus and Gaurie.

Note #zoom in the following maps

Roy Highlands 1747 – 1752 https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=12&lat=56.96430&lon=-2.47132&layers=3&b=1

Aaron Arrowsmith 1807 https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=12&lat=56.96430&lon=-2.47132&layers=123969245&b=1

In Aaron Arrowsmith’s map of 1807 the main road through Echt is North-South. South to Balbridie or Banchory-Ternan then three routes South to Laurencekirk and one via Fettercairn. North via Kinearny to Monymusk and onwards North Oyne then Old Rayne. These are believed to be the cattle drove routes prior to the coming of the railways.

Drove Roads

http://www.localdroveroads.co.uk/scotland/ on this link a map is shown “All Roads Lead to Falkirk” https://www.ambaile.org.uk/asset/316/1/ “DESCRIPTION: This map shows droving roads all over Scotland, it is not comprehensive but does show all the major routes. “ “CREATOR (AV): A.R.B. Haldane “

era.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/34605 The drove roads of Scotland

View/ HaldaneARB_1952redux.pdf (50.48Mb)
Date 1952
Author Haldane, Archibald Richard Burdon

a belt of high and mountainous land stretches south to Blairgowrie, Dunkeld and the valleys of the lower Tay. Within this area are included the middle reaches of the Spey, the Cairngorm Mountains, the forest of Glenavon, Mar and Atholl and the high hills which stand round the head waters of the Don and the Dee.

The difficulties of the task of tracing today the drove roads of these several areas is determined largely by the nature of the country through which they passed. ...

{ Due to the availability of the National Library of Scotland maps this it is now not so onerous to trace the probable drove road routes. Northern parts of Aberdeenshire had three “collection points” Old Deer /Aikey Fair, Old Rayne, and Huntly. }

The probable drove road route was Old Deer ,Fyvie, Old Rayne, Fetternear, Monymusk, Kinearny, Echt, Banchory Ternan or Balbriddie as shown on Aaron Arrowsmiths map of 1807, (note #zoom) https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=11&lat=57.07195&lon=-2.45566&layers=123969245&b=1 Huntly had two choices via Old Rayne or via Gartly, Kennethmont, Clatt, Lumphanan to Kincardine O’Neil.

. . . .3 The drovers on routes 1B and 2 had a choice before reaching Echt village to turn East towards North Mains, Tillymannoch, Nashick, Braigiewell, Northton, Cullerlie on to Coupers Road (as marked on the 1843 – 1882 OS map). This route ties in well with the route shown on Aaron Arrowsmith’s map as it passes the East end of the Loch of Drum. From the end of Coupers Road to Wester Durris, Spyhill and on to the Cryne Corse Road over the Grampians/ The Mounth.

Aberdeen was joined to the south by rail in 1850, http://www.ciltscotland.com/arcmr051107.php

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