Maps, Plans and Archives
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Ordnance Survey of Scotland (1861), Book of Reference to the Plan of the Parish of Row in the County of Dumbarton.
Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh archives, Glenarn Garden, Rhu, Dunbartonshire, comprising:
o Early Plant Book 1
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o List of Abbreviations relating to above two books
o Letter from Jim Gibson to David Ingram dated 24/01/1994 regarding donation of above and history of the garden
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About the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes
Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.
We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.
The inventory is a list of Scotland's most important gardens and designed landscapes. We maintain the inventory under the terms of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
We add sites of national importance to the inventory using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)
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