The land between Edinburgh and Glasgow is largely empty, with few human settlements: most have moved to the arcologies for both food and safety. The land between Glasgow and Edinburgh is mainly an abandoned wasteland. Most of the towns are empty, although looters and squatters help themselves to what they find.
However, there are a few heavily-fortified settlements. Most are the home of the rich and powerful who can afford high-tech security equipment and CorpSec personnel, but it is anyone's guess as to why they would should such a reclusive lifestyle.
- If the land is empty, why do the NEG patrol the area?
- The squatters are cultists. Why else live outside the arcologies?
- Occasionally NEG troops use some of the deserted towns for training, and don't care who may be there already when they start using live ammo.