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Scotland -- History

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Charting the Nation: Maps of Scotland, 1550-1740

Humans are generally fascinated with maps, both as historical and cultural documents, and in a very pragmatic sense in terms of wayfinding and navigating unfamiliar places. For those users interested in a wide array of maps of Scotland during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, this website will be a welcome find. The project was developed within the University of Edinburgh's Department of...
National Archives of Scotland

Unlike the Websites of some national archives, the National Archives of Scotland site does not post their collections online. The site does offer, however, a complete catalog of the collections, which includes private and government materials providing "sources of the history of Scotland as a separate kingdom, her role in the British isles and the links between Scotland and many other countries...
Scottish Natural Heritage Information Service

From John O' Groats to Aberdeen, the Scottish Natural Heritage's Information (SNHi) site provides detailed information on many aspects of Scotland's diverse regions, flora, and fauna. The materials on the site are divided into six sections, including the "Facts & Figures" area, which is a great place to start exploring the site. Here, visitors can learn about SNHi's work by reading their annual...
Search for Scotland

A complimentary site to the BBC's new ten-part series that explores the history of Scotland, this site offers a plethora of information which can be arranged and viewed according to users' preferences. Visitors to the site can choose to view resources about "the nature of Scottish national identity" by sifting through related topics, exploring time periods, reading a variety of personal histories...
Statistical Accounts of Scotland: Accounts of Scottish Life from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Provided by the Edinburgh Data and Information Access (EDINA) on behalf of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries, this new site is an excellent resource for anyone researching Scotland, Britain, or the social impact of the industrial revolution. The site hosts the two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, which cover 1791-99 and 1834-1845. The information contained in the...
The independence debate is revived in Scotland

Scotland's referendum: If at first you don't succeed The independence debate in Scotland: Interviewing Alex Salmond, the man who wants to break up Britain The only way to save the Union is to stop throwing cash at the Scots - and treat them as...