Soil Survey of Scotland, 1950s-1980s

 
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Detailed mapping of soils at 1:63,360 / 1:50,000 scale by the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute.

We are very grateful to the James Hutton Institute for permission to display these maps on our website.

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Detailed legends or keys to the particular colour scheme used can be viewed on each sheet, and are specific to the areas they cover.

This website just displays soil maps where the underlying Ordnance Survey mapping is out-of-copyright - view the James Hutton Institute website to order copies where the Ordnance Survey mapping is in-copyright.

Sheet Number and Name Date of Survey   Date of Publication  
Sheets 1, 2, 3, 4   Part 7 - Kirkmaiden, Whithorn, Stranraer and Wigtown19691971
Sheet 8 & Part 7 - Carrick & Girvan19651968
Sheet 14 & Part 13 - Ayr19621967
Sheet 17 - Jedburgh19531955
Sheet 18 - Morebattle19531955
Sheet 22 and Part 21 - Kilmarnockca 19561956
Sheet 23 - Hamilton19831984
Sheet 24 & Part 32 - Peebles and Edinburgh19711975
Sheet 25 - Kelso19551959
Sheet 26 - Berwick-upon-Tweed19551959
Sheet 29/30 - Rothesay - Glasgowca 19851985
Sheets 35, 36, 43, 44, 51 & 52 - Island of Mull19721974
Sheets 39 & Part 31 - Stirling19651968
Sheets 33, 34 & Part 41 - Haddington, Eyemouth & North Berwick19611966
Sheets 40 and Part 41 and 32 - Kinross, Elie & Edinburgh19741975
Sheets 48 and 49 - Perth & Arbroath19651968
Sheet 56 - Blairgowrie19851986
Sheet 66 and Sheet 67 - Banchory & Stonehaven19631966
Sheet 57 and Sheet 57a - Forfar19611964
Sheet 75 - Tomintoul19791981
Sheet 76 - Inverurie19571959
Sheet 77 - Aberdeenca 19621962
Part of sheets 83, 84, 93 & 94 - Black Isle19671969
Sheets 87 & 97 - Peterhead & Fraserburghca 19591962
Sheet 84 & Part of Sheet 94 - Nairn & Cromarty19741976
Sheets 85 & 95 - Rothes & Elgin19781980
Sheet 86 - Huntlyca 19541954
Sheet 94 - Cromarty & Invergordon19711972
Sheet 96 - Banffca 19541954
Sheet 103 - Golspieca 19871987
Sheets 109 & 115 - Achentoul & Reayca 19851985
Sheets 110 & 116 and Part 117 - Latheron & Wick19701972