Because of the way the maps were tilted, they appeared to suggest that northern Scotland was on the periphery.
Now I wouldn't want to cast aspersions or anything but surely, northern Scotland is on the periphery of the island what ever way you tilt the maps? As is the Isle of Wight (in the interests of impartiality).
"That pull will be all the greater when the Olympic flame reaches British soil in what is likely to be the year of the Queen's diamond jubilee".
Surely it's either her diamond jubliee or it isn't?