Putting Scotland on the map

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Edinburgh based mapping company XYZ Maps got in touch after seeing my wee Gaelic map of Edinburgh the other day. They produce wall maps and digital maps, in English as opposed to my Gaelic maps. They’ve recently issued a couple of maps which readers of this blog and independence supporters in general are going to love. They’re maps which show Scotland as an independent country already. These are maps that show the world the way it ought to be, and the way in which it very soon will be.

The company has already published a world map showing Scotland taking its rightful place amongst the independent nations of the world, and a political map of the British Isles which shows the independent states of Scotland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. They are maps which any independence supporter would be proud to display on their wall.

Following a commission from a company in Germany, XYZ Maps are about to publish a new map of a post-Brexit EU which shows an independent Scotland as an EU member with the rest of the UK outside. The new map will shortly go on sale in Germany and Austria, and demand for the new map demonstrates the huge public sympathy that there is in mainland Europe for an independent Scotland which is a part of the EU. Contrary to what the Unionist parties and their supporters might tell you, most people in the rest of the EU are massively supportive of a pro-European Scotland and want to see us both independent and a fully participative member of the European family of nations. That’s a family in which Scotland really will have an equal voice, and not the do-as-you’re-told and shut up and get back into your shortbread tin which passes for Scotland being an equal partner in the supposed family of nations that makes up the UK.

Here are some snippets and lower quality versions of their existing maps. These images are © XYZ Maps www.xyzmaps.com Click on the image to see a larger version.

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If you’d like to purchase the full sized versions, go to the following URLs.  Wall maps are for sale for £24.99 for the world map, or £29.99 for the British Isles map.  These maps are laminated so are hard wearing.  Digital copies for your computer, tablet or other device are available for US$4.99. If you don’t already have it then then buying the digital version will also install the Avenza Maps app that is needed to display the map. This does things like showing where you are with a big dot and will keep the map pointing at North amongst other things.

Here are the links to purchase the wall maps

Scottish world map https://www.xyzmaps.com/large-scottish-world-political-wall-map-1-30m-scale
This map is at a scale of 1:30million and is 1380mm x 950mm (54.3″ x 37.4″). Price £24.99

Political map of the British Isles https://www.xyzmaps.com/scottish-british-isles-political-large-1-1m-wall-map
This map is at a scale of 1:1,000,000 and measures 914mm x 1105mm (36″ x 43.5″). Price £29.99

2019 Scottish European Union Post-Brexit political map https://www.xyzmaps.com/scot-brexit-eu-political-large-1-4m-wall-map
This map is at a scale of 1:4,600,000 and measures 1190 mm x 840 mm (36″ x 43.5″). Price £23.99

Here are the links to purchase the digital maps.  Each is available for the price of US$4.99.

Scottish world map https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/89833/

British Isles political map https://www.avenzamaps.com/a/2dy1kvb

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37 comments on “Putting Scotland on the map

  1. bedelsten says:

    A long time ago (1980s I think – oil boom times) I heard a tale about somebody from Enlandshire being interviewed for a job in the Shetlands who, when asked where he was going to live, responded with Buckie and, when asked about commuting, responded that he would be taking the ferry since, in those days, the Shetlands were moored in a box in the Moray Firth. I see the box has drifted off-shore a bit since then.

  2. bedelsten says:

    The Shetlanders have, quite rightly, a map of the Shetlands with the rest of the UK in a box moored off-shore.

  3. Andy in Germany says:

    I’ll look out for those here.

    You are right, by the way, the mood here is sympathetic to Scotland. Most of my colleagues can well understand why Scotland wants to get away from the insanity that has taken over the rest of the UK. What they can’t understand is why rUK took this dark path in the first place…

  4. […] Wee Ginger Dug Putting Scotland on the map […]

  5. England really is a toty wee country isn’t it?

    • gerry parker says:

      Not sure if this will work Jack, but here is a map that shows the land and sea borders of Scotland and the Other Kingdom

      • It works for me, Gerry. Thanks.
        We have a land mass greater than England, that vast coastline, seas dripping with fish, oil, gas, wind and wave potential, and a population of 5.4 million, as opposed to England’s extremely cramped 58 million, yet we are the ones who are too wee too poor, and rely on English imports?
        I don’t think so.
        Terrific maps, and reflect the future present.

    • Alistair Kerr says:

      It is interesting Jack that England is twice the size on the BBC weather maps. A small point that really irritates me. I think the BBC should set the maps from the north to south on alternate days to equalise the situation .

  6. Alasdair Sutherland says:

    Paul,
    Thank you, ordered one.
    I’d never heard of it before.
    Makes a change from maps that are now out of date.
    Alasdair

  7. diabloandco says:

    Man ! I loved that.

  8. Graeme Timoney says:

    Jings, Scotland is bigger than I thought.

  9. Coinneach says:

    Can we send the Yoons to MacRobertson Land?

    Oops! Sorry!

    What a dreadful thing to say.

  10. Joyce Clark says:

    I was in Munich last week for a wee break – so many people commented how much they want Scotland to stay. Really felt the love ❤️

  11. WP from the Netherlands says:

    Same here in the Netherlands, Everyone I know, knows that I often visit Scotland. They all tell me the Scottish aren’t happy about Brexit and they expect Scotland to be independent in a few years.

    If the map company geso for the long game they could already print a version with a federal Ireland…

  12. Jan Cowan says:

    Thanks Paul. Really makes me feel we’re moving towards independence at a fair pace.

  13. Sooz says:

    I don’t often let my deepest feelings get the better of me about Independence. But when I do, they’re deep. This is our time. We are making history.

  14. Macart says:

    Now that is a beautiful sight. 🙂

  15. Sorry to be pedantic but there can not be a United Kingdom without Scotland as the only two signatories to the treaty of union were Scotland and England.

    Prize for best name suggestions…

    • steelewires says:

      The Kingdom of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
      Not very creative, but factual.

    • Az says:

      I read the comments to see if someone else had noticed this – it’s the word “United” which is inaccurate; in fact it’s the old “status quo ante” of “The Kingdom of England” (sorry Wales that’s you too) and presumably, though not definitely “and Northern Ireland”.

      It also made me feel pedantic, but there are only two kingdoms and if one leaves, there is no United Kingdom. Totally agree. Great maps though.

    • weegingerdug says:

      Personally I always preferred the Former United Kingdom, or FUK for short.

    • Aucheorn says:

      The “Other Kingdom” Gerry Parker nailed it. A description I’ll be using.

  16. Chapman Killie says:

    …and the blue needs to come out their union flag as well.

  17. Robert Graham says:

    would be a start for the new regime at Pacific Heights to start using the map that actually shows Scotland’s true size in relation to our neighbour , whats the chances ? eh NO f/kn way . replies the management and dont ask again .

  18. Éireannach says:

    I really hope that the vision that new map promises for Scotland, independence within the EU, will come to pass very soon. You deserve it, and it will be the best for you, without doubt.
    But as an Irish nationalist it does hurt me to see the part of Ireland I come from still depicted in the same colour as England on the map.
    Though I admit it is highly unlikely that Irish reunification will happen with two years, hopefully it will not take too much longer.

  19. 2p3rf3ct says:

    Is it me, or did I hear a large cracking noise as the UK stops existing. Will it be UK of Eng Wales & NI? Only one Kingdom.

    • Wizny Mee says:

      Exactly my thought. Surely there were only two kingdoms in the union: Scotland and England, Come independence there can be no “United Kingdom”.

  20. Gareth Jones says:

    Folks, those of us in Wales who want our independence need your support. Please always distinguish Wales from England and it helps us if you question or mention the likelihood of Wales following Scotland in the future, or even directly suggest our independence too. Your Welsh cousins are following your struggle closely and helping where we can – we need your help to loosen England’s grip on our country too. Thanks/Diolch Gareth

  21. If XYZ haven’t printed them yet they really need to remove United from United Kingdom of England Wales & NI. It may help educate people as to what the United in UK stands for. Without Scotland the UK will no longer exist. Historical fact. I’ll still be getting one though☺

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