Geographical Search

The Geographical Search allows you to define a map area and then find related records on Scran. Just over 50% of records have been tagged.

Click on an area of the map to zoom in.

On the next screen:

  • Use compass points to move around.
  • Use the + and - to zoom or click the map.
  • To search Scran, put the cross on the map and click Go.
  • (How?) explains the selection tool.

Find Scran Records Related to a Place

Choose one option below. Some searches may take longer.
For postcodes use the format EH47 or EH47 8 for narrower searches. Mind the space.
Grid references should be in the 2-letter 6-digit format, e.g. NT 264 719.

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