Scottish Heritage Cards - Stirling & Surrounding
I have enjoyed absorbing myself in maps for as long as I can remember: examining the contours of Scottish mountains, following the river flow as it snakes through the landscape and discovering historic features – natural and man-made enticing me to investigate further from finger-tip to walking boots. This interest has taken a step towards vintage maps featuring orphanages, webs of bustling railway lines and villages that were once so small in comparison to their grand expansion by 2020.
This collection of card's map cuttings comes from a 1957 Ordnance Survey One-Inch map, Seventh Series (sheet 54) in the town of Stirling and surrounding villages and land. The detail on many of the sections shows a busy rural working life, farming land, mills and access to other towns and cities via a rail network.