Mapping Scotland’s heritage paths

path at Eastside Farm

path at Eastside Farm

A new website on heritage paths in Scotland has been launched using NLS mapping. The site documents heritage paths with information about their history and heritage value, surveys of the route, photographs and maps. Many rights of way in Scotland have a very colourful and interesting past. Using the site you can find pilgrimage routes, minister’s roads and coffin roads, trading routes including salters’ ways, miners’ ways, smugglers’ ways and peat cutting paths. The website shows heritage paths as coloured overlays using NLS historical maps to create dynamic Google ‘mash-ups.’

View the website at


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