Scottish counties in 1886

In c1970, the millennium-old county boundaries of the United Kingdom were reformed under prime minister Edward Heath and cabinet minister Walker. Until this reform, and for hundreds of years previously, they were approximately as in the map below. Soon after this date, the couties of Ross and of Cromarty were merged into the single county of Ross and Cromarty, and some other county exclaves in northern

This map is taken from Philip's Handy Atlas of the Counties of Scotland, 1886. It is shown below in three increasing sizes.

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