Monday, 19 October 2009

Scottish aerial photos 1944-1950 go online

The National Library of Scotland has added Ordnance Survey Air Photo Mosaics of Scotland, 1944-1950, to its maps section at

From the NLS newsletter:

Aerial photographs of Scotland from 1944 -1950 are some of the most recent map items to be put on our site.

These RAF photographs provide detailed information on the landscape of post-war Scotland, as well as giving a fascinating portrayal of urban topography and land-use.

You can search for OS air photo mosaics using a zoomable map of Scotland or by place-names. They are also available as a Google maps overlay, allowing direct comparison to present-day air photography and mapping.

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