We are working with the National Library of Scotland on a collaborative historic footpath mapping project in 2022. The point locations of over 12,000 “F.P.” footpath abbreviations have already been identified on the OS 6-inch to the mile maps from around 1900 covering Scotland, but the routes of the footpaths on the ground have not yet been traced. Identifying footpaths and making them available as an open layer, will help facilitate our work in researching the backgrounds of footpaths today and safeguarding them as rights of way.

Volunteers are needed to help with the route tracing process. If you would like to get involved why not sign up on the New Map Transcriptions Projects page?