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Location Field Guidelines

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This is the Location Field Guidelines for the Scotland Project

Please match the selected Location to the period of research.

Historical Locations

Location Field Guidelines for the historical Kingdom of Alba and Kingdom of Scotland
c.850 - 1231 - Provinces and Mormaerdoms 1231 - 1470 Counties from 1471 - 1927
Mormaerdom of Mar
(established prior to 1131)
Earldom of Mar Aberdeenshire
Mormaerdom of Angus
(established prior to 937)
Earldom of Findlater Forfarshire
Mormaerdom of Strathclyde Earldom of Argyll Argyll
Mormaerdom of Strathclyde Earldom of Carrick Ayrshire
Mormaerdom of Galloway (Southern)Earldom of Carrick Ayrshire
Mormaerdom of BuchanEarldom of Buchan Banffshire
Kingdom of Alba Berwickshire
Mormaerdom of StrathclydeMarquisate of Bute Buteshire
Mormaerdom of StrathclydeEarldom of Arran Buteshire
Jarldom of Orkney
(under Kingdom of Norway)
Earldom of Caithness
(under Kingdom of Norway)
(under Kingdom of Scotland)
. Clackmannanshire
Kingdom of Alba Dumfriesshire
Mormaerdom of Lennox Dunbartonshire
Kingdom of Alba Haddingtonshire
Mormaerdom of Fife Earldom of Fife Fife
Jarldom of Orkney
(under Kingdom of Norway)
Kingdom of Alba Kincardineshire
. Kinross-shire
Kingdom of Alba Kirkcudbrightshire
Mormaerdom of Strathclyde Lanarkshire
Kingdom of Alba Edinburghshire
Mormaerdom of MorayEarldom of Moray Elginshire
Kingdom of Alba Nairnshire
Jarldom of Orkney
(under Kingdom of Norway)
Earldom of Orkney
(under Kingdom of Norway)
(under Kingdom of Scotland)
Kingdom of Alba Peeblesshire
Mormaerdom of Atholl (Northern) Earldom of Atholl Perthshire
Mormaerdom of MenteithEarldom of Menteith Perthshire
Mormaerdom of StrathearnEarldom of Strathearn Perthshire
Mormaerdom of Mearns Renfrewshire
Jarldom of Orkney
(under Kingdom of Norway)
Mormaerdom of RossEarldom of Ross Ross-shire
Kingdom of Alba Roxburghshire
Kingdom of Alba Selkirkshire
Jarldom of Orkney
(under Kingdom of Norway)
Earldom of Orkney
(Under Kingdom of Norway)
Mormaerdom of Strathclyde Stirling
Jarldom of Orkney
(under Kingdom of Norway)
Earldom of Caithness
(under Kingdom of Norway)
Kingdom of Alba Linlithgowshire
Kingdom of Alba Wigtonshire

Modern Scottish Locations

It is not a requirement to add Great Britain or United Kingdom after Scotland in their respective time periods, but it is acceptable and encouraged.

Modern Location Field Guidelines for the Kingdom of Scotland and Country of Scotland
Counties from 1471 - 1927 Counties from 1928 - 1975 Regions from 1975 to 1996 Councils from 1996 to present
Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire Grampian RegionAberdeenshire
Forfarshire Angus Central Angus
Argyll Argyll StrathclydeArgyll and Bute
Ayrshire Ayrshire StrathclydeNorth Ayrshire
East Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
Banffshire Banffshire GrampianAberdeenshire
Berwickshire Berwickshire Borders Scottish Borders
Buteshire Buteshire Strathclyde Argyll and Bute
(under Kingdom of Scotland)
Caithness Highland Highland
Clackmannanshire Clackmannanshire Central Clackmannanshire
Dumfriesshire Dumfriesshire Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway
Dunbartonshire Dunbartonshire Strathclyde East Dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire
Haddingtonshire East Lothian Lothian East Lothian
Fife Fife Central Fife
Inverness-shire Inverness-shire Highland Highland
Kincardineshire Kincardineshire Grampian Aberdeenshire
Kinross-shire Kinross-shire Central Perth and Kinross
Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkcudbrightshire Borders Dumfries and Galloway
Lanarkshire Lanarkshire Strathclyde North Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
Edinburghshire Midlothian Lothian Midlothian
Elginshire Morayshire Grampian Moray
Nairnshire Nairnshire Highland Highland
(under Kingdom of Scotland)
Orkney Highland Orkney Islands
Peeblesshire Peebleshire
(also known as Tweeddale)
Borders Scottish Borders
Perthshire Perthshire Central Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire Renfrewshire Strathclyde East Renfrewshire
Cromartyshire (Cromarty) Ross and Cromarty Highland Ross and Cromarty
Ross-shire (Ross) Ross and Cromarty Highland Ross and Cromarty
Roxburghshire Roxburghshire Borders Roxburgh
Selkirkshire Selkirkshire Borders Selkirk
Shetland Shetland Highland Shetland Islands
Stirling Stirlingshire Central Stirling
Sutherland Sutherland Highland Highland
Linlithgowshire West Lothian Lothian West Lothian
Wigtonshire Wigtownshire Borders Dumfries and Galloway
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Hi Scotland Project! Perhaps this page could be added to Category: Scotland_Project or a suitable subcategory, to make it easier to find. Regards—Jim
posted by Jim Richardson