Publication data
First published1924
Last revised reprint pub.1940
Sheet data
Number of sheets92
Sheet sizevaries
Technical data
Geodetic datum?
EllipsoidAiry 1830
Projection typeCassini
Projection originDelamere
(53.221°N 2.684°W)
Unit of measurementFoot of O1
Map scale1:63 360

1924-1940: One sheet line system, two series

The 1-inch Popular Edition of Scotland was introduced in 1924. It used the same projection as the 1-inch Popular Edition (England & Wales), thus the contemporary series for Scotland and for England & Wales were, for the first time, completely compatible. Despite this, the two series were numbered separately.

Figure 1 (click to enlarge)
Figure 1
1-inch Popular Edition of Scotland cover (c.1924)
Figure 2 (click to enlarge)
Figure 2
1-inch Popular Edition of Scotland cover (c.1932)

The sheets of the 1-inch Popular Edition of Scotland were issued in a very patriotic Ellis Martin cover design (Figure 1). Scotland Sheets 86 and 89 wholly coincided with England [& Wales] Sheets 3 and 5, and can be found inside covers from either series.

Publication of the series was completed in 1932, around which time the size of the covers was increased to afford greater protection to the outer folds of the map within. This led to an adjustment of the cover design. (Figure 2)

During the Second World War, 1-inch War Revisions were the only ‘new’ 1-inch maps issued for Scotland. Thereafter, the mapping from the Scotland Popular Edition was used in a post-war version.

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