Kilsyth Map - 1590

Among the National Library of Scotland's greatest treasures are the earliest surviving detailed maps of Scotland, made by Timothy Pont over 400 years ago, in the 1580s and 1590s.

This is a large map, encompassing a substantial portion of the Midland Valley of Scotland. In the west the area is bounded by Loch Lomond, the Firth of Clyde, and the River Clyde, with Glasgow itself depicted. In the north, there is little information north of a line from Stirling in the east to Loch Lomond in the west. The now ragged eastern margin of the sheet includes Dunblane in the north and a point just west of Bo'ness in the south. From here the southern boundary runs irregularly across country to Glasgow.

Pont 32 : The east central lowlands (Stirling, Falkirk, Kilsyth)

Text derived in part from Jeffrey C. Stone's The Pont Manuscript Maps of Scotland, published by Map Collector Publications Ltd in 1989.