Great Polish Map restoration progress captured by drone

Gareth Easton captured the image on a drone Picture: Gareth Easton
Gareth Easton captured the image on a drone Picture: Gareth Easton
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A drone has captured the progress on the restoration of a giant stone map of Scotland.

The image, captured by Gareth Easton, show the work that has been carried out on the massive three-dimentional concrete map.

Built in the 1970s in the village of Eddleston near Peebles, the map was built to recognise the Scottish hospitality to Polish soldiers During WWII.

The map sits in the ground of the Barony Castle Hotel and is part of a wider restoration project to the hotel’s grounds.

The idea was originally believed to be that of Jan Tomasik, who was the proprietor of the hotel from 1969 to 1977.

Settling down in Scotland after WWII, he developed the concept for the map with input from his former commander, General Stanislav Maczek, who also remained in the country.

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The map sits in an oval pool about 160ft (50m) wide and 5ft (1.5m) deep with water recreating rivers, lochs and seas.

The campaign to have the map restored began in April 2010, when a group of volunteers constituted Mapa Scotland, a charitable trust, to advance the plans.

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