01 Sep DAMP – The Dumfries Archival Mapping Project
The Dumfries Archival Mapping Project has been set up in order to digitise as many pre-Ordnance Survey maps and estate plans of south-west Scotland as possible, starting with the Nithsdale area and concentrating on eighteenth-century hand-drawn cartography. There are several hundred of these still extant, offering in their fine detail a totally novel look at the history, geography and society of the area. Placing these maps in the public domain will allow in depth study on a large number of fronts and help residents and school children develop a deeper sense of place. The maps are a rich source of early-modern micronyms.