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Local Studies Discovery Room

North Lanarkshire Council

 Over 800 sheets mostly covering the local area (Airdrie, Coatbridge and surrounding countryside): Ordnance Survey including 1st, 2nd and later editions at 1:2500 and 1:10560, also some at 1:1250 (mid 20th century) 1:63360, and 1:500 (1859); estate plans and feu maps; mineral maps; touring and tourist maps; geological maps; a few architectural, tramway, railway and engineering plans. The dates range from the early 19th century to the early 21st century. The oldest original map dates from 1816 (Forrest's map of Lanarkshire). In addition there 6 bound volumes of large scale OS maps of the Monklands area (dating from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century) and a large Atlas of Scotland (published by Thomson in 1832)


Airdrie Library, Wellwynd, AIRDRIE, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Main contact

Telephone number

01236 758073

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday 0900-1700; Friday 0900-1230 & 1300-1700; Saturday 0900-1200.


Prior appointment desirable for microfilm reader use, or group visits.


Photocopying facilities available


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