SPAD: Scottish Palaeoecological Archive Database

Introduction to searches

The Site searches allow you to obtain details about particular sites. There are several different kinds of searches available. It is possible to select sites by geographical area, these include parishes, vice-counties, regions and council areas. The results of a search using these parameters will produce details of all of the sites within these geographical areas, stored in the SPA Database. Sites can also be selected by clicking on a map of Scotland, where you define the size of search of your search area. Further searches can also be carried out using Ordnance Survey Grid References, height above sea-level and the type of site. Finally, if you know the name of the site, details can be obtained by simply typing in the site name. Once a list of sites is retrieved, further searches can carried out for sites with the same parish, vice-county, Region or council area in which that site is found.

The Publication search will find any publications by a particular author stored in the database. Details can also be obtained about any publication associated with a particular site.

Details about the NEW ArcMap and ArcView compatibility of the SWAD are available here.