AN ARTIST who is creating Scotland’s first major atlas in a century has smashed his fundraising target.
Andrew Redmond Barr received donations of more than £12,000 within four days of launching his crowdfunding scheme.
Barr, whose previous work includes The Illustrated Declaration of Arbroath, said: “Today modern technology may have replaced traditional paper atlases, but I believe there is still something valuable about being able to see a whole vision of a country, laid out and illuminated on paper.
“By returning to map-making in pen and ink, and by retelling the story of Scotland’s history and culture, this new atlas of Scotland aims to be a reflection of where Scotland stands today, as well as revealing one of the world’s oldest nations in a whole new light.”
His crowdfunding campaign will remain open for a further 51 days.
Read more stories on Scottish Field’s culture pages.