National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

About our Geography

About our Geography


All of our off the shelf products are free of charge and free from royalty payments to Ordnance Survey or Royal Mail  providing customers meet all relevant licencing criteria.  

National Records of Scotland (NRS) - Digital postcode boundaries

The terms of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) (available from the Office for National Statistics website) allow OSMA members to use NRS digitial postcode boundaries without incurring additional royalty payments to Ordnance Survey. NRS also permit use for non commercial purposes. Where commercial use is intended members must apply for approval from our Geography team. 

Non OSMA members requiring NRS digital postcode boundaries should make their request to the NRS Geography customer services mailbox and include a description of intended use.

Special services

Customers requiring non standard data should e-mail our Geography Customer Services: [email protected]. In certain circumstances a charge may be applicable.