Overrated Scotland – 2024 slimline calendar
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: the Bass Rock is barren
February: Dunnottar Castle is a ruin
March: Rannoch Moor is bleak
April: not sure about the Ring of Brodgar
May: Scott’s View is nothing special
June: there’s not much to see at Jedburgh Abbey
July: Ben Lomond is a boring hike
August: the Scott Monument is dirty and unsafe
September: that blot on the landscape is Braemar Castle
October: the Glenfinnan Viaduct is ugly
November: the random objects of Kelvingrove
December: Ben Nevis is too high
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.
- 12 pages
- full colour throughout
- measures 420x154mm
printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper