In a collection of 12 maps of Scotland, the map of place names in the Orkney Islands is my favorite.


Ymar Sakar said...

Probably a viking supply base used to leap frog to Iceland and then Greenland. The Scottish, with that Egyptian queen and founder, never did have enough money for the Vikings to be much interested, but those islands were pretty useful.

Grim said...

You clearly have not read the saga of Egil Skallagrimsson.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I hope to go to Orkney someday, though no one in the family is interested.

The English-born population map suggests that Englishmen do not want to move to Edinburgh, and absolutely not to Glasgow. However, they seem to like inexpensive property in the north to get away from it all while still remaining in the UK. (For now.)

Ymar Sakar said...

There are a lot of things I haven't read. I did figure out why the Norse converted to Christianity without losing a crusade or two first, though.

Unlike you, Grim, I don't freak out when people start bringing up cultural iconic names like Lucifer and start calling them... whatever it was that you thought was a synonym with crazy.

This isn't Harry Potter and the Voldemort days.