The Glenfinnan Viaduct is ugly – poster
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
"It may be historic but it's basically an ugly concrete structure in a beautiful setting."
The railway viaduct at the head of Glenfinnan was completed in 1898 and has found recent fame after featuring in the Harry Potter film series. Part of the West Highland Railway, the steam train Jacobite runs the route every summer.
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.
- Paper size A3, 297x420mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper