Reference Map Collections
Browse our Reference Maps Collections available at Inverness Library Reference room and other libraries throughout the Highlands. Search for more on the online library catalogue. View maps from various books in the Fraser Mackintosh collection held in Inverness Library. If you would like to view the original items please see the library’s website for opening hours.
You can find a large collection of Ordnance Survey maps, plans and atlases in Highland Libraries collections. Click here to browse the library catalogue.
Am Baile – Maps & Plans
Am Baile’s maps and plans collection includes a range of national, regional and local maps as well as plans of farms, crofts, buildings and archaeological sites. View maps and plans held in Inverness Library, The Highland Council Archive and more. Use the search box to browse more maps and plans on the Am Baile website.
A free search portal for finding online historical maps based on locality and time period, created as a project by the University of Portsmouth and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
It allows the user to search for digitised historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date.
Access and view over 20,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1935 and are grouped into several categories including County maps, coastal charts, town plans, military maps and information about early Scottish maps.
Browse a sample selection of local Town Plans / Views, 1580-1919 available in National Library of Scotland historical map collections.
- 1821 – John WOOD – Plan of the Town of Dingwall from actual survey
- 1832 – Great Reform Act – Dingwall
- 1873 – ORDNANCE SURVEY – 25 inch 1st edition
- ca. 1583-1601 – Timothy PONT – Detail of Nairn from Pont 8 – on Pont maps website.
- 1821 – John WOOD – Plan of the Town of Nairn from actual survey.
- 1832 – Great Reform Act – Nairn
- 1867-68 – ORDNANCE SURVEY – 25 inch 1st edition
- 1867-8 – ORDNANCE SURVEY – Large Scale Town Plan – on OS Town Plans website – 12 sheets
- ca. 1583-1601 – Timothy PONT – Detail of Inverness from Pont 5 – on Pont maps website.
- 1693 – John SLEZER – The Prospect of ye Town of Innerness – on Slezer website
- [ca.1716-1769] – Board of Ordnance plans – on Military Maps of Scotland website
- 1844 – HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE of the ADMIRALTY – Thurso Bay including Scrabster and Dunnet Roads
- 1871-72 – ORDNANCE SURVEY – 25 inch 1st edition
- 1832 – Great Reform Act – Wick
- 1857 – HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE of the ADMIRALTY – The Port and Vicinity of Wick
- 1872 – ORDNANCE SURVEY – 25 inch 1st edition