Scotland

This Graphic Design Firm Used a Road-Lining Crew to Create Its New Identity and Typeface

O Street, a graphic design firm in Scotland, hired one of Glasgow's finest road-lining crews to create a typeface for its new visual identity, using molten thermoplastic on asphalt. 

Ad of the Day: Laphroaig Turns Mixed Opinions of Its Scotch Into Amusing Christmas Carols

Laphroaig, a singular single-malt Scotch known for its potent and polarizing flavor, has spent the better part of the year soliciting tasters' opinions.

Danny MacAskill’s Truly Epic Ride Through a Scottish Ridge Proves Nothing Is Impassable

Skye's the limit for Danny MacAskill. And he doesn't need a plane to soar. He flies just fine on a mountain bike in this seven-minute dazzler called "The Ridge."The gorgeously shot vdeo finds the cyclist back home on Scotland's Isle of Skye, his epic adventure captured by helmet-cam, drone and lenses that are seemingly everywhere.

Whisky Makers Applaud Scots’ Vote Against Independence

The Scottish people have spoken, and the country’s powerful whisky industry is raising a quiet toast to the vote against independence. 

Martin Sorrell Echoes Critics of Scottish Independence

In advance of Scots going to the polls today to vote on the referendum to withdraw from the United Kingdom, WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell has weighed in on the consequences of independence.

Two Shetland Ponies in Cardigan Sweaters Are Scotland’s New Ad Stars

After a rough couple of millennia, Scotland has figured out how to make itself look good to the rest of the world: Just put a couple of Shetland ponies in lovely cardigan sweaters. The folks at VisitScotland got two such ponies, named Fivla and Vitamin, wrapped them in Shetland knitter Doreen Brown's finest extra-large jumpers, and had them photographed by Rob McDougall. The results, you'll agree, are indescribably good."Posing in their winter woollies, the ponies were marking the Year of Natural Scotland by sporting some rather plush knitwear that wouldn't seem out of place in any trendy city hangout," the site explains. "It's safe to say both Fivla and Vitamin didn't seem to mind all the attention their custom-made attire brought them."Next time, kilts. More images below. Via Laughing Squid.

Scotland Scoffs at Super Injunction

Tension has been mounting for weeks on end as the British public gets restless. They're waiting for some news outlet to leak the name of the Premier League player who is seeking to squelch the news of his reported affair with a former reality television personality.