An Edinburgh-based writer and artist is creating the first Atlas of Scotland to be made in 100 years.
The new project, led by Andrew Barr, will take the form of a hardback book, combining text with illustrated maps.
The atlas will cover Scotland’s cultural and political history, as well as its long standing as one of the ancient kingdoms of Europe and the richness of its international connections.
Created in a response to satellite maps replacing traditional illustrated atlases, Mr Barr believes apps like Google maps leave us with an incomplete depiction of our Scottish nation.
Describing his project on his fundraising page he said, “By returning to map-making in pen and ink, and by retelling the story of Scotland’s history and culture, this Atlas aims to delve deeper into the fabric of the land and reveal one of the world’s oldest nations in a whole new light.”
The atlas, which Mr Barr is aiming to have completed by October 2021, will cover geology, mountains and rivers, Scottish history, culture and literature, local history of towns and cities as well as Scotland’s international connections.
His Indie Go Go fundraising page has smashed its £12,000 target and now stands at over £16,000.
To donate, click here.
Enjoy the convenience of having The Sunday Post delivered as a digital ePaper straight to your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Subscribe for only £5.49 a month and enjoy all the benefits of the printed paper as a digital replica.Subscribe