The first book in the series showcases Scotland. It has the rich history, wonderful geography and unique culture to give the whole series
a powerful send off. The large format book includes more than 330 Scottish posters, many previously unpublished in books, from the National Collection and Onslows poster library. The stunning Scottish scenery is shown to great effect, hopefully enticing today’s travellers to make the same journey.
The cover and some sample pages are shown below. This new book features a comprehensive accompanying travel-text, poster essays, artist thumbnails, historical and tourism facts. It also lists more than 550 Posters from Scotland, arranged by counties as in the 1950s, together with database notes for research. (It follows on from the definitive 2002 book, co-written by the Author on Station Totems, which is already THE guide to station signage).
The chapters each focus an area of Scotland, beginning in Berwick in Chapter 1 and ending at Carlisle in Chapter 8. The various
chapter titles and the counties of the 1950s visited are:
Chapter 1: The Journey Begins at Berwick (Berwickshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirk-shire, Peebles-shire and East Lothian (East)
Chapter 2: The Lothians and Edinburgh (East Lothian (West), Midlothian and West Lothian)
Chapter 3: Across the Forth to the Granite City (Fife, Clackmannanshire, Kinross-shire, Angus, Kincardineshire, Eastern Perthshire and the City of Aberdeen)
Chapter 4: The Land of Kings, Queens and Malts (Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Morayshire, Nairn and East Inverness-shire)
Chapter 5: The Northern and Western Highlands (West Inverness-shire, Ross & Cromarty, Sutherland, The Inner and Outer Hebrides)
Chapter 6: Southwards in Historic Railway Country (South Inverness-shire and Argyllshire)
Chapter 7: Beauty, History and Industry (West Perthshire, Stirlingshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire)
Chapter 8: The Tranquil South-West (Ayrshire, Wigtownshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Dumfries-shire)
Chapter 9: Will Ye No Come Back Again! (Marketing of Scotland, modern posters, rivalry and imagery)
This is not merely another picture poster book, but a serious and in-depth treatment of railway posters relating to Scotland. For the first time contemporary railway posters have been included in the overall treatment