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.
Aberdeenshire Council Open Data
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.
Contains 22 datasets provided by seven different organisations.
City of Edinburgh Council Open Data Store
The City of Edinburgh Council's open data store.
City of Edinburgh Council GitHub Repository
Last updated in 2015
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.
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.
The Perth and Kinross GIS Open Data Site aims to provide map based data for commercial and non-commercial use.
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.
A range of official statistics about Scotland for information and re-use. The site hosts over 200 Linked Data datasets organised by theme, organisation, or geography. This replaces the earlier Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics Site.
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.
Scotland’s catalogue of spatial data. Here you can find, share and reuse spatial data provided by Scottish public sector organisations. You can explore the data by INSPIRE theme, topic, organisation and geography.
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
Designated heritage GIS spatial datasets
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.
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.
Scottish Natural Heritage: Natural Spaces
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.
The Spatial Hub is a cloud-hosted data infrastructure with a web portal for the upload, download and consumption of Scottish spatial data.
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.
Platform for hosting datasets from multiple organisations, including Angus Council, Crichton Institute, Dumfries and Galloway Council, North Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Water
18 datasets assembled for the 2011 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.