The MESH project is funded by one of the UK’s Research Councils – the AHRC. It brings together people with an interest in the history of Edinburgh. The project team will develop a variety of ‘open source’ tools – free to all members of the public – and these will make it possible for anyone to map historical data. Whether you are interested in the location of your family members, which neighbourhoods in the past had most crimes, or servants, or nesting owls, then these ‘easy-to-use’ tools are for you.

Over the three years we will develop:

  • A new Atlas of Edinburgh 1000-2000 AD,

  • An online Atlas of Edinburgh based on thematic maps,

  • An open digital data resource for historians and the general public,

  • Accessible, free online tools to allow anyone to create historical maps.