Children from Liberton Primary in Edinburgh were given a grounding in geography with the largest map of Scotland which was unveiled in the capital yesterday.

Mapland Scotland is a giant walkover jigsaw map, made up of 167 pieces printed with topographical detail using Ordnance Survey information and is the size of a badminton court. Its creators, Argyll-based Map and Marine, will travel the country offering the facility for educational purposes.

Suzanne Hills, of Mapland, said: "Mapland Scotland is an incredible learning environment. We plan to tour Scotland offering Mapland to primary and secondary schools and running educational programs where pupils learn, discover and participate giving an experience that is unforgettable."

Caroline Boyle, headteacher of Kilchrenan Primary School, Argyll, which tested the map, said: "It was super to see the children being so active in their learning and being able to walk on Scotland'."