We are responsible for the creation, maintenance and production of a range of products which cover Scotland.
we are not responsible for the creation, maintenance and publication of many of the boundary datasets which represent aspects of Scottish life. For example, the boundaries of Health Boards are the responsibility of the Scottish Government.
Postcode Extract Dataset
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) Postcode Postcode Extract is made up of two key files, Postcode Index and Postcode Boundaries.
Settlements and Localities Dataset
Digital Boundaries that support the Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities.
Other National Records of Scotland Geographies Dataset
Digital Boundaries for Civil Parishes and Islands.
Digital Boundaries, Indexes and Supporting information for 1991, 2001 and 2011 Censuses.
Local Administrative Units (LAU) Datasets
Digital Boundaries for LAU levels 1 and 2.
Non-National Records of Scotland Geographies
Information regarding data outwith NRS Geography's remit.
Data Download Support
This page provides links to free versions of software required for our products.
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A list of common definitions and acronyms used in these pages is available on our Glossary page.