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Carry out a single search for a place name in Scotland to source information from several national databases.

ScotlandsPlaces contains millions of records useful to anyone interested in where they live, where they came from and where they might visit in Scotland.

You can carry out a single search for a place name in Scotland to retrieve information about it from a number of national databases.

The online resource offers access to millions of photographs, maps and digitised archives. These include tax records and Ordnance Survey historical records, which can support local and family research.

ScotlandsPlaces also involves an exciting crowdsourcing project to transcribe these original handwritten documents.

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