Ordnance Survey - Quarter Inch to the Mile Maps of Scotland
Administrative Areas, 1938-49

Ordnance Survey, Quarter Inch to the Mile,Administrative Areas, 1938-49 graphic

These maps at quarter inch to the mile (1:253,440) scale show county, burgh and Parliamentary Constituency boundaries in Scotland from the late 1930s through to 1949. The topographic underlay was based on OS quarter-inch to the mile topographic mapping. The earlier series showed county and parish boundaries in red, with burghs in green. Later series distinguished large burghs (with a population of over 20,000 people) and small burghs, showing the former in yellow, with all administrative boundaries shown in red, and Parliamentary boundaries shown in green.

Read further information on the history of counties and parishes, and legislation which changed them.

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Showing county, burghs and parish boundaries

These maps are held at: Map.Area.C18(67).

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Boundaries    Date of Publication   
Sheet 119371938
Sheet 219401940
Sheet 319401940
Sheet 4 - Map of the counties of Caithness, Inverness, Orkney, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Zetland, showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.19421942

Showing county and parish boundaries

These maps are held at: Map.Area.C18(67A).

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Boundaries    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1 - Map of the counties of Ayr, Berwick, Dumfries, East Lothian, Kirkcudbright, Lanark, Midlothian, Peebles, Renfrew, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Westlothian, and Wigtown, showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.19371938
Sheet 2 - Map of the counties of Argyll, Bute, showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.19401940
Sheet 3 - Map of the counties of Aberdeen, Angus, Banff, Clackmannan, Dunbarton, Fife, Kincardine, Kinross, Moray, Nairn, Perth, Stirling showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.19401940
Sheet 4 - Map of the counties of Caithness, Inverness, Orkney, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Zetland, showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.19421942

No administrative boundaries

These maps are held at: Map.Area.C18(67B).

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Boundaries    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1 - Map of the counties of Ayr, Berwick, Dumfries, East Lothian, Kirkcudbright, Lanark, Midlothian, Peebles, Renfrew, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Westlothian, and Wigtown, showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.Not shown1938
Sheet 2 - Map of the counties of Argyll, Bute, showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.Not shown1940
Sheet 3 - Map of the counties of Aberdeen, Angus, Banff, Clackmannan, Dunbarton, Fife, Kincardine, Kinross, Moray, Nairn, Perth, Stirling showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.Not shown1940
Sheet 4 - Map of the counties of Caithness, Inverness, Orkney, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Zetland, showing burghs, civil parishes and parliamentary areas.Not shown1942

Showing county, burgh, parish and post-1948 Parliamentary Consituency boundaries

These maps are held at: Map.Area.C18(68).

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Boundaries    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1 - Map of the counties of Ayr, Berwick, Bute, Dumfries, East Lothian, Kirkcudbright, Lanark, Midlothian, Peebles, Renfrew, Roxburgh, Selkirk, West Lothian, and Wigtown, showing burghs, districts and civil parishes.1949ca. 1949
Sheet 2 - Map of the county of Argyll showing burghs, districts and civil parishes.1949ca. 1949
Sheet 3 - Map of the counties of Aberdeen, Angus, Banff, Clackmannan, Dunbarton, Fife, Kincardine, Kinross, Moray, Nairn, Perth and Stirling, showing burghs, districts and civil parishes.1949ca. 1949
Sheet 4 - Map of the counties of Caithness, Inverness, Orkney, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Zetland, showing burghs, districts and civil parishes.1949ca. 1949