Leith persevere – 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
A port has sat at the mouth of the Water of Leith since around the 12th century. Even though the settlement that grew around it, called Leith, was merged into Edinburgh in 1920, denizens of the area to this day proudly called themselves 'Leithers'.
Leith's coat of arms was registered with the Lord Lyon in 1889. This secular reworking does away with the clouds of the original, replacing them with the famed sunshine on Leith.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper