Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scotland Maps Available from Ball State University

Scot-Free:  Maps of Scotland Available from Ball State University Libraries

Since 1990 34 new countries have been created, and tomorrow residents of Scotland will vote to decide whether Scotland will join that list.  A referendum on September 18 will determine whether Scotland will become independent from the United Kingdom for the first time in more than 300 years.   The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) and Atlas Collection in Bracken Library include a large collection of maps of Scotland and the United Kingdom.

The Atlas Collection includes Scotland: The Complete Guide, which was published in 1999.  This book includes a road atlas and descriptive guides about food, genealogy, monuments, castles, and churches, festivals, music, and the history of Scotland.  A travel section lists addresses and phone numbers for tourist boards and car rental services and detailed maps of tours and places of interest.

The GRMC includes new travel maps of cities and regions of Scotland and a variety of historic and current thematic maps.  The Historical Map of Scotland (segment shown above, click to enlarge) includes colorful illustrations of places and events in Scottish history, including Sir William Wallace. 

The collection also includes the Tartan Map of Scotland and Clan Map of Scotland with graphics of the various plaids and surnames’ coats-of-arms.  The Tartan Map of Scotland map (above) shows the general location of the areas of the various clan names.

The Whisky Map of Scotland (inset above) was published in 1994 by the Scotch Whisky and Malt Whisky Association of Scotland.  The map includes information about the distilleries throughout Scotland, and the inset shows locations on the cultural “Whisky Trail.”

The GRMC also includes travel maps of regions and cities of Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, and Aberdeen.  The Rail Map of Britain includes the railways of Scotland.  Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland and maps detailing the oil fields of the Scottish highlands and islands are also available from the GRMC.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer.  Atlases from the Atlas Collection may be borrowed for 28 days or longer.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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