Tag: Maps of Scotland

A storm in an inset box

The media has taken great delight this week in announcing that the Scottish Parliament has passed a law banning public bodies from showing Shetland in an inset box.  The Islands (Scotland) Bill aims to outlaw the practice (by public authorities at least) of  positioning Shetland just north of the Moray coast and east of Orkney.  In fact, the islands are around 150 miles from the … Read More A storm in an inset box

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Alternative maps of scotland

The world of cartography has evolved a long way since the Ordnance Survey, John Bartholomew & Sons and others started mapping Scotland’s landscape, as described in my last post. These days there are all sorts of different approaches allowing specialist maps and experimentation with different graphical styles. A new map that caught my eye is the Munro Overground map. Inspired by Harry Beck’s famous … Read More Alternative maps of scotland