This website provides an online finding aid to the Stevenson maps and plans of Scotland.

It was created by Rachel Dishington during a 3-month placement in the National Library of Scotland from May – August 2019. Rachel was a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh working on ‘Engineering ‘Modern’ Scotland: The Stevenson Maps and Plans and Scotland’s Built Infrastructure, c.1800–c.1900’. The PhD was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium. It is a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the National Library of Scotland.

Map Search

Search for the Stevenson plans using a map. Filter as necessary by subject or date, click on your place of interest, and view records of plans:

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All the Stevenson maps and plans can be consulted in the Maps Reading Room.

Text Search

Browse the Stevenson maps and plans by location/county, by subject or by person (where this is known). You can also search on a keyword.