Ordnance Survey - Quarter Inch to the Mile Maps of Scotland
4th Edition, (with National Grid), 1946. Coloured Edition

Ordnance Survey, Quarter Inch to the Mile, 4th Edition, (with National Grid), 1946. Coloured Edition graphic

These maps at quarter inch to the mile (1:253,440) were reduced from larger-scale mapping at the half-inch and one-inch to the mile scales. These maps were substantially revised and updated from the third edition maps, particularly with new road and railway information. Their larger sheet size, allowed all of Scotland to be covered in nine sheets, numbered from south to north. The quarter-inch to the mile series provides an overview of significant landscape features, including larger settlements, railways, and roads, and were also of value for air navigation, with the location of aerodromes also shown. These maps are the earliest quarter-inch to the mile maps to show National Grid coordinates and a 10 x 10 kilometre National Grid graticule. These maps are held at: Map.Area.C18(65) and Map.OS.Box.38.

View other quarter-inch to the mile maps of Scotland.

Sheet Number and Name    Revision Information    Date of Publication    
Sheet 2 - Scotland, South West1946
Sheet 3 - The Forth, Clyde and Tay - B/ EditionMag var 1957. Town plans sheet tipped into coverca. 1957
Sheet 3 - The Forth, Clyde, and Tay1946
Sheet 3 - The Forth, Clyde, and Tay1946
Sheet 4 - Glasgow, and the Middle WestMag var 1952. Town plans sheet tipped into coverca. 1952
Sheet 4 - Glasgow, and the Middle West - A// EditionMag var 1957. Town plans sheet tipped into coverca. 1957
Sheet 4 - Glasgow, and the Middle Westno revision date. Extended South to include entire Kintyre Peninsula1948
Sheet 4 - Glasgow, and the Middle West1946
Sheet 5 - The Eastern Highlands - B EditionMag var 1957. Town plans sheet tipped into coverca. 1952
Sheet 5 - The Eastern Highlands1946
Sheet 5 - The Eastern Highlands1946
Sheet 6 - Skye and the Outer Hebrides - A/ EditionMag var 1960ca. 1960
Sheet 6 - Skye and the Outer Hebrides1946
Sheet 7 - Scotland, North - A/ EditionMag var 1958. Town plans sheet tipped into coverca. 1958
Sheet 7 - Scotland North1946
Sheet 7 - Scotland North1946
Sheet 8 and 9 - The Orkney Islands and The Shetland Islands1946