Polish Map restoration project :: Shared Description

A summary of the work done on the Great Polish Map of Scotland, Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston

Grateful thanks to Keith Burns for this list.

Commissioned: Jan Tomasik, Barony Castle Hotel owner
Designed and built: Dr Kasimierz Trafas and team, 1975 – 1979
Abandoned 1980
“Rediscovered” late 1990s
Mapa Scotland restoration campaign launched, 2010
Debris and vegetation clearance started, 2010
Mapa Scotland Charity established June 2012
Main funding in place, November 2013

2014 – 2017
Restoration works and heritage research started, February 2014
Safety fence installed, pit wall repaired and rendered
250 tonnes of debris removed
200m of underground pipework replaced and seabed sealed with bentonite
All insecure foundations of rusty cans and rubble replaced by frost resistant concrete and mortar
New viewing tower designed and built
Heritage Lottery and Leader Fund completion audits cleared, January 2017
Map development and heritage promotion continue, February 2017
Featured at European Heritage Conference in Krakow, June 2017
Foundation and topography repairs completed, August 2017
34 tonnes of concrete & mortar used
Surface stabilisation, protection and painting completed, October 2017

Major grant providers for restoration:
Barony Castle Hotel LLP
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, Edinburgh.
European Leader Fund.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Historic Environment Scotland Support Fund
Landfill Communities Fund
Maczek Memorial Trust
Polish Connections Scotland
Polish Foreign Ministry
Scottish Polish Cultural Association
Scottish Borders Council
Wojtek Trust
You, the public

Volunteers – The Mapa Scotland squad, The Royal Highland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland, EDF Torness, Royal Bank of Scotland, Local scouts, cubs and brownies
by Jim Barton
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