The Scott Monument is dirty and unsafe – card
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
"Unsafe, uncomfortable and too high. Needs a good cleaning. Never again."
This Victorian Gothic monument to Sir Walter Scott is the second largest monument to a writer in the world. Completed 1844, twelve years after Scott’s death, visitors can climb 288 steps to get unparalleled views of Edinburgh from its highest platform.
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.
- Each card is 7x5 inches (178x127mm)
- Each card is printed on 350gsm silk paper that is Forest Sustainable Certified
- An envelope is included for every card
- The inside is blank