This interactive web map visualises places in Islay to help historical researchers understand their distribution and location. It also contains qualititative information including associated images and textual descriptions.
Information about family history and where people lived is also included.
Placing the mouse pointer on the map will cause blue polygons to appear which illustrate the extent of a cluster of places. Zooming further into the map will cause these clusters to progressively split apart and individual places to be revealed.
Clicking on the individual symbols representing these places will display detailed information.
The tabs on the right are used to extend the functionality of the map.
The data used to create this web map were acquired with the kind permission of Roger McWee from his Islay Cultural Database. Reconstruction of historical farm divisions are the work of Alan Macniven
The icons used were made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com and is licensed by CC 3.0 BY
|Historical maps||National Library of Scotland (NLS)|
|Geological Maps||British Geological Survey (BGS)|
|Land Capability Maps||James Hutton Institute|
Special thanks to Bruce Gittings and Dr Alan Macniven of the University of Edinburgh
This system was developed by Eniola Babatunde, 2018
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Find people who once lived in Islay and the places associated with them
MCNIVEN ELIZABETH HAMILTON