Don’t go to Sumburgh Head Lighthouse expecting to see a lighthouse – small mounted print
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 location
"The lighthouse is locked. If you want to see a lighthouse, don't come here!"
Sitting on the southernmost tip of Shetland Mainland, the lighthouse on Sumburgh Head was built in 1821 and is the oldest in Shetland. It now sits within a nature reserve run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
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.
- Made in Scotland
- Digitally printed
- 7x5 inches (178x127mm)
- 350gsm silk paper that is Forest Sustainable Certified
- Single mounted to finish size 10x8 inches
- Double thick mount, 2.4 microns conservation quality