Ordnance Survey - Quarter Inch to the Mile Maps of Scotland
Administrative Areas, 1950-52

Ordnance Survey, Quarter Inch to the Mile,Administrative Areas, 1950-52 graphic

These maps at quarter inch to the mile (1:253,440) scale show county, burgh and Parliamentary Constituency boundaries in Scotland in the early 1950s. The underlying base topography was based on OS quarter-inch to the mile, 4th edition mapping. Both of these series showed parish boundaries in purple, and county boundaries in red. The first series listed below also shows Parliamentary boundaries in green, reflecting the outcome of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949.

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Counties, parishes, and Parliamentary boundaries

These maps are held at: Map.Area.C18(69).

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Boundaries    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1 - The Border19501950
Sheet 2 - Scotland, South West19501950
Sheet 3 - The Forth, Clyde and Tay19501950
Sheet 4 - Glasgow, and the Middle West19501950
Sheet 5 - The Eastern Highlands19501950
Sheet 6 - Skye and the Outer Hebrides19511952
Sheet 7 - Scotland, North19511952
Sheet 8 & Sheet 9 - The Orkney Islands & The Shetland Islands19511951

County and parish boundaries

These maps are held at: Map.Area.C18(69A).

Sheet Number and Name    Date of Boundaries    Date of Publication   
Sheet 1 - The Border19501950
Sheet 2 - Scotland, South West19501950
Sheet 3 - The Forth, Clyde and Tay1949 to 19501950
Sheet 4 - Glasgow, and the Middle West19501950
Sheet 5 - The Eastern Highlands19501950
Sheet 6 - Skye and the Outer Hebrides19511952
Sheet 7 - Scotland, North19511952
Sheet 8 & Sheet 9 - The Orkney Islands & The Shetland Islands19511951