National Records of Scotland

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Civil Parishes

Civil Parishes

Civil Parishes

Civil parish boundaries are maintained by Geography branch. Civil parishes no longer have an administrative function in Scotland but the dataset is useful from an historical perspective.

Civil Parish boundaries

Shapefiles provided in Zip format that can be used for census statistics.

Please note: The files above are Zipfiles, the following files are quite large so may take a few minutes to download.

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