Overrated Scotland – 2023 calendar

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Is Scotland overrated or just misunderstood?

If we could “see oorsels as ithers see us” what would we see? Well, thanks to the wonders of the interwebs we can and apparently some of Scotland’s loveliest places… kinda suck.

Hilariously bad reviews

It seems some of the visitors to our shores have misunderstood what they came to see and then they've written a review to prove it. The Overrated Scotland collection features some choice quotes from those reviews, paired with the gorgeous locations they describe. Sometimes the truth is hilarious.

About this calendar

January: Jarlshoff is just a few holes in the ground
February: Finniestone Crane is an eyesore
March: Slains Castle smells like a toilet
April: The view from Arthur's Seat is bleak
May: The inside of Stirling Castle looks like a kid's theatre set 
June: The Forth Bridge goes to Fife 
July: The Quiraing is overrated
August: Boringlaverock Castle
September: A long drive to Ardnamurchan
OctoberThe broken walls of Urquhart Castle
Glen Coe is actually a valley
December: Sumbrugh Head Lighthouse is locked

The artwork

The drawing takes inspiration from vintage travel posters, particularly ones created during the inter-war period. The overlaid text is a wide-spaced sans-serif typeface that has a definite London Underground map feeling to it. The original drawing can be found in the Landscapes collection.

Product details
  • 12 pages
  • full colour throughout
  • measures 420x154mm
  • printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper