Geograph Britain and Ireland is a collection of images mapped onto the OS gridsquares.

Hidden Glasgow

Internet Archive

The Modern Antiquarian

Online Books – Scotland

The Parish: links to local history books




Transactions of the Old Glasgow Club

Clydesdale Heritage

Facebook Groups

Auld Rutherglen

Blantyre Project

Calderglen & Calderwood Castle History

Castlemilk History

Castles, Mansions and Historic Houses of Scotland

The Cawther

Hamilton Past and Present

Lost Glasgow

Lost Houses of the Clyde Valley

Our view of the River Clyde

Stonehouse Heritage Group

Primary Sources

The National Archives of Scotland. “Chancery records pre-1707.” 27 April 2006 [website]:


National Library of Scotland Maps

Google Maps

Bing Maps – includes OS mapping and bird’s view view which can be rotated (really useful)

NLS Maps  – fabulous collection of maps from 15th century onwards including Pont, Roy, OS 25″, aerial views from 1950s, estate maps.

Genmaps: Lanarkshire old maps




Rights of Way in Scotland

Rights of Way in Monklands

MapJam – creation of personalised maps

MapMyWalk – more personalised maps


Lanark and District Archaeological Society

Ancient Monuments in North Lanarkshire

Ancient Monuments in South Lanarkshire

Discovery and excavation in Scotland


Ancient stones

Transport Scotland: The Glasgow we used to know – The Archaeology of the M74 Completion Project in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire


Works of David Hamilton, Architect: The Royal Exchange


Castle Duncan

Gilbertfield Castle


Cadzow Oaks

Woodlands around Forth, South Lanarkshire


Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs

Ghost stories from Scotland’s Clyde Valley

Graves, Churchyards and Cemeteries

RDSAS Memorials


Incorporation of masons of Glasgow: supporting stonemasonry and allied trades

Scottish Mining Website

Forestry Commission

Old Lanarkshire Mills – James B Brown

Clydesdale Mill Society


Dictionary of the Scots Language


The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Glasgow Museums

Lanark Museum


Records of the Parliament of Scotland to 1707


The Carbarns Book

Sorbie Family Website


Scottish Placenames Society: Lanarkshire

How Ordnance Survey helped trace the roots of British place names


The Modern Antiquarian

The Northern Antiquarian


Bygone church life in Scotland: William Andrews (1899)

Covenanting in the Upper Clyde Valley

Friends of Govan Old

Martyrs around Clydeside and Avondale

Jardine’s book of martyrs

Source online archive: journal of holy wells


Roman military sites in Britain – links for North and South Lanarkshire




Geograph OS 50K symbols for roads and paths

Cycling in Strathclyde is a great site for cyclists but there’s also lots of information in passing about locations of canal beds and dismantled railways that are used for cycling. Some good photos too, although more would be nice. MAkes a huge difference to a website (she says…)

Hidden Glasgow is great for the weird and wonderful and the unexpected. Best to check in the forums.

Walking World is a collection of walks around Britain. There’s some basic information available for free and the details can be purchased. Alternatively, there’s a chance to subscribe to gain access to every walk.

Old Roads of Scotland is a massive website on every old road in existence and evidence for those that ever existed. Provides information by county and by various types (Roman Roads; Mediaeval Roads; Turnpike Roads; Military Roads; Drove Roads) as well as more detailed information on Timothy Pont’s atlas, the 1859 commission among others.

South of Scotland Countryside Trails have collected and signposted suitable routes for riders, cyclists and walkers, including The Street (Roman road and Drovers Road), Clennell Street (Drove road)

Glasgow Heritage Trails in parks and various areas of the city.

Lowland Locomotives – Monklands is a great site if you’re into engines, but also includes some fantastic history and photographs.


Scottish War Memorials Project – Lanarkshire