There are many websites which can be helpful for finding out about Scotland, whether you are planning to visit or not. Here are just a few of them (in no particular order):
- Scottish Tourist Board
- About Scotland
- Travel Scotland
- Historic Scotland
- Introducing Scotland from Lonely Planet
- Friends of Scotland - Aspects of contemporary Scotland including culture, education and business, a website supported by government.
- Statistical Accounts of Scotland - not just statistics, "Accounts of Scottish life from the 18th and 19th centuries" with a mass of descriptive information on a parish-by-parish basis.
- The Old Home Town has photographs and comments about various communities, which include Cromarty, Orkney, Invergordon, Tain, Fortrose and Rosemarkie, Inverness.
- Geograph is a co-operative project aiming to put a photograph from every 1 kilometre grid square of the UK and Ireland free on Internet. At November 2014 it has almost 4,223,000 images covering 82% of grid squares including photos of churches, and many town and village centres and streets.
GENUKI is organised on the basis of historic counties. The following associates the more modern administrative areas with the GENUKI pages which cover those areas.
- Aberdeen (County of a City) - see Aberdeenshire
- Borders - see Berwickshire, Midlothian, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire
- Central - see Clackmannanshire, Perthshire, Stirlingshire, West Lothian
- Dumfries and Galloway - see Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Wigtownshire
- Dundee (County of a City) - see Angus
- Edinburgh (County of a City) - see Midlothian
- Glasgow (County of a City) - see Lanarkshire
- Grampian - see Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire, Moray
- Highland - see Argyllshire, Caithness, Inverness-shire, Moray, Nairnshire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland
- Lothian - see East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian
- Strathclyde - see Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Bute, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Stirlingshire
- Tayside - see Angus, Kinross-shire, Perthshire
- Western Isles - see Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty
Administrative Areas of Scotland describes the changes introduced in 1975.
A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland by Samuel Lewis. Contains detailed topographical accounts of places, parishes and counties in Scotland. Originally published in two volumes, here given together.