Monday, 5 April 2010


I used to think there was solitude on the canals, and there is of a type. However having recently visited a very rural part of Scotland there is another type of remoteness that is achingly beautiful.

This country is racing towards a population of 65 million (4.4 million increase) by 2016

Further projections say the population would reach 71 million by 2031 and 77 million in 2051.

You can see in the table above just how congested England is already. Just what will it be like in a few years time I cannot imagine. I can understand why I can walk all day in Scotland and not meet anyone. I don't think there are too many places in England you could say that of.



BigJohn said...

To persuade your readers of population density you need to include area :-)

Nev Wells said...


I was working on peoples image of the UK, but I agree to make it more meaningful and scary the population/area consideration would have helped.