Great Polish Map of Scotland

The Great Polish Map of Scotland is a scale 3D model of Scotland with lakes, mountains and sea.
It is possilbly the largest Terrain Relief Map in the world.

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The first two photographs show the construction of the map c.1975

General Maczek’s Great Polish Map of Scotland stands in the grounds of Barony Castle, Eddleston, once the home of the Murrays of Elibank, later known as the Black Barony Hotel. In the war years the house and grounds seem to have been in use by Polish forces, and some say an outdoor outline map was one of the features used to help plan the defence of the Scottish coastline which was under threat of invasion after the fall of Norway.

Set in the open air in the Peeeblesshire landscape at Eddleston, The Great Polish Map of Scotland as a permanent three-dimensional reminder of Scotland’s hospitality to the Polish Forces. It was also a powerful symbol of their role in protecting Scotland from invasion in wartime.

The coastline and relief of Scotland were laid out precisely in 1975 by Kazimierz Trafas, a young Polish student geographer-planner from the Jagiellonian University at Cracow, with a few of his Polish colleagues.

Engineering infrastructure was put in place to surround it with a sea of water and some of the main rivers were even arranged to flow from headwaters pumped into the mountains.

The Map can be found in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel near Eddleston

Contact Details :
Barony Castle Hotel
Eddleston, Peebles, Tweeddale,

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