Scotland: An Atlas of Productivity

An illustrated introduction by Graham Hogg of Lateral North

Scotland is awash with potential. What will that future look like and what role will Scots play with the emerging Nordic and Arctic regions?

An Atlas of Productivity is the first dedicated atlas of Scotland since the 19th century. It maps not just Scotland’s landscapes and towns and cities, but seeks to map many of the aspects of national productivity.

In over 35 maps we see everything from Scotland’s land ownership and its wind speeds to its transport links and its relationship to the emerging Arctic trading routes.

Completed in 2014, this new atlas revives the spirit of Patrick Geddes’s synoptic vision and his insistence on comprehensive and wide-ranging survey preceding planning and action.

The map was published by the Jimmy Reid Foundation as part of its Common Weal project, with the aim of getting Scots to look afresh at the potential of their nation based on its position and its natural resources.

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Photography by John Reiach