Spirit of Scotland – poster
Oor ain culture
Culture is one of the main things that define a country. It makes one place on a map more than simply in a different location to another place on a map. Scotland is no exception to this. From our tartans and traditions, to our writing, music, languages and so much more, the culture that has come to define Scotland has become known around the world.
Cringe no more
In the centuries since the birth of the union in 1707, Scots have been gradually all been taught to dislike, dismiss, or even flat out deny our culture. Known as the Scottish Cringe, this in-built censor manifests in all sorts of ways, often near words like 'twee' and 'parochial'. Bringing a focus and sense of worth to Scottish culture is one of the main aims of Indy Prints.
About this piece
Scotland is a country at the north west edge of Europe. It is traditionally said to have been founded in 843, when Kenneth MacAlpin of Dál Riada conquered the Picts, merging the two kingdoms.
This iconic image for Scotland features several symbols. The tartan tam and shawl are items of dress known the world over as Scottish. In addition, the spirit holds Scotland's national flower, the thistle, and is merged into the Saltire, Scotland's flag.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper