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This page provides a list of websites in Scotland that are partially or wholly focussed on making open data available. The list only includes sites that provide access to a collection of datasets, rather than just a single dataset. A further criterion for inclusion is that access to data is made available in at least one of the following modes:

This list is preliminary and additions are very welcome. Send suggestions by email to okfnscot [AT] gmail.com, or fork the CSV data file and send a pull request.

Aberdeen City Council Open Data

  • CSV
  • XLSX
  • JSON
  • GeoJSON

Temporary Open Data repository for Aberdeen. We'll use it to make some data sets available until we set up something more robust and as we develop and publish our council's Open Data strategy.

Aberdeenshire Council publishes various Open Data feeds for the use of the public and other organisations Unless stated otherwise Open Data feeds are released under the Open Government Licence.

The Regional Observatory is all about understanding our region by making information openly available to all whether you are a business, householder, student, visitor or professional. We want Dumfries and Galloway, and the South of Scotland as a whole, to be a better informed area with a sense of 'place' to help project ourselves on the national and international stage.

The City of Edinburgh Council's alpha open data store. We are continually working to share more data here, and also planning the next phase, to deliver real-time data. We want to hear about data sets you are looking for and want us to publish. Please email opendata@edinburgh.gov.uk

The City of Edinburgh Council gathers many types of data to help deliver and inform its work, and will publish it where possible to add value for work in communities, organisations and businesses. The most recent versions are on Github.

Fife KnowFife Dataset

  • CSV
  • XLS
  • XML

The data provides access to a broad range of key social, economic and health and wellbeing indicators for partners and the public in Fife. A range of data themes can be viewed at a number of geographical levels, from Data Zone to Fife Local Authority.

Open Glasgow Data Portal

  • CSV
  • XLS
  • JSON
  • GeoJSON
  • XML

Glasgow City Council data is now open by default. Datasets are categorized into Health, Living, Environment, Transportation, Energy, Geography, Demographics, Economy, Active Travel, and Public Safety.

The UBDC has been established in order to support a wide range of users conducting research on urban data and urban issues.

Datasets covering leisure classes, free school meals, Midlothian gazetteers, Midlothian Business Broadband Survey, and statistics on customer usage of online forms.

Data created by South Ayrshire Council for licence under an Open Government Licence for public sector information.

Data files showing past unitary council areas and electoral wards. Licensed under One Scotland Mapping Agreement.

This site provides access to a wide range of information and statistics on: health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social/community issues in Scotland. The data is available at a range of different geographic levels.

Scottish Statistics Beta

  • JSON
  • CSV
  • api/sparql

Beta site providing the data behind Scottish Official Statistics. This will ultimately replace Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. The site hosts over 160 Linked Data datasets which you can browse and download in multiple formats, query using a SPARQL 1.1 endpoint, and access programmatically using APIs, supported by 100 local vocabularies.

Experimental service that allows download of Scottish Government spreadsheets. Licencing not specified.

The Data Warehouse is provided for users who want to download all census data. It contains all published Standard Outputs in csv format.

Service provided by Scottish Spatial Data Infrastructure

Covers Climate Change and the Ozone Layer, Air Quality, Noise Pollution, Inland Water Quality and Use, Coastal and Marine Waters, Waste and Recycling, Radioactivity, Land, Conservation, Biodiversity

ISD provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.

SEPA Linked Data

  • rdf+xml
  • JSON
  • CSV
  • api/sparql

Data that was previously published under the reporting requirements of the Water Framework Directive. It covers Surface Water Bodies, Ground Water Bodies, River Basin Districts, Sub Basin Districts, Catchments, and Bathing Waters.

Natural Spaces provides an online data download facility giving access to a wide range of datasets including protected areas, habitats and species, landscape, open space and access. (Requires registration)

Data relating to Air Quality in Scotland from the present day back to 1986; concentration data and statistics from the air quality monitoring sites operated by Defra, the Scottish Government and Local Authorities. Data only obtainable via an automated email service.

RSS feeds covering current incidents on the road network e.g. accidents; roadworks currently being undertaken on the road network; and planned roadworks.

The API provides access to map tiles derived from out-of-copyright Ordnance Survey maps, dating from the 1920s to the 1940s.

18 datasets assembled for the 2011 Culture Hack Scotland.

20 datasets assembled for the 2012 Culture Hack Scotland.

Listings data for 12 Edinburgh Festivals, 2012 to present. Requires registration for API Key.

Edinburgh DataShare is an online digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Edinburgh, hosted by the Data Library in Information Services.