Well, I promised you merchandising this year because I have a wedding to pay for and need to make some money. First up is a Gaelic map of all of Scotland. I’ve been doing regional maps of parts of Scotland, but people always want a map of their own area, so thought it best to produce a revised and corrected version of a map I originally did for Newsnet Scotland about six years ago. So here is a Gaelic map of the entire country.
This Gaelic map shows the whole of Scotland at a scale of 1:660,000 or 1 cm to 6.6 km. Shetland and Orkney are shown in their correct geographical location and not in an annoying wee box. It’s a high quality glossy wall map printed in Glasgow on heavy paper. It is suitable for framing or display. The map measures 84cm by 119cm, or 33 inches by 47 inches in old money. This map would be an ideal present for yourself, or for a friend.
The map contains five insert maps of the large conurbations at a scale of 1:140,000 or 1 cm to 1.4 km. These maps show Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, and Falkirk and Stirling areas in much greater detail. Most of us live in Scotland’s large urban areas, and the main map of these districts can appear a bit cluttered. The regional insert maps mean that if you live in one of the big conurbations of Scotland, you can see your own area a lot more clearly.
Doing a Gaelic map leaves you open to charges of Gaelic imperialism, and it’s true that some parts of Scotland have a distinct linguistic tradition. Although Gaelic was never the majority language of the Borders, it was once present there. However Gaelic was never spoken in Shetland and Orkney, where until relatively recent times a dialect of Norse was spoken. Unlike the rest of the map, which is entirely in Gaelic, the place names of Orkney and Shetland are given in Old Norse.
The map can be yours for the bargain price of just £15. As it’s such a large map it needs to be posted out in a heavy cardboard tube, and the size means it must be posted as a medium sized parcel. I’m afraid that means P&P will be an additional £7 within the UK making a total cost of £22. The map is currently at the printers, but I expect to have copies within two weeks. Please note that if you order now I won’t be able to post your map out to you for at least two weeks.
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