General Maczek’s GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND :: Shared Description

A relief map of Scotland built in the grounds of Barony Castle Hotel at Eddleston. After WWII many Polish soldiers found it difficult to return home and many remained in Britain. One who stayed in Scotland was the Commander, General Maczek. After the war, the Barony Hotel was bought by of one of his former soldiers, Jan Tomasik, and together they decided to create a great Map of Scotland in memory of the hospitality of its people and Poland’s part in its defence, on the site of the tactical map they had once made on the old putting green. It was built in a few weeks in 1975 by a small team of young Polish geographers. After Jan Tomasik’s death the hotel changed hands and the Great Polish Map fell into decay. It was cleaned up and stabilised by the hotel staff, but restoration to its original glory seemed unlikely, but in 2008 a team of volunteers drew up proposals for its restoration. Some initial clearing work has been done, there is the possibility of Lottery Funding and negotiations for a lease on the site are almost complete [summer 2013]. It is hoped eventually that the sea and lochs will also be restored. It shows up well on Google Earth. For more details and latest information see LinkExternal link
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NT2347 : The GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND - 2015 by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND - 2015 by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Minch and Outer Hebrides by M J Richardson
NT2347 : Restoration work, Great Polish Map of Scotland (4) by Jim Barton
NT2347 : The GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : Kintyre, Arran and the Firth of Clyde by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : Mapa Scotland by Anne Burgess
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : Great Polish Map of Scotland by Anne Burgess
NT2347 : The GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND - 2015 by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND - 2015 by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Firths of Forth and Tay by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The Great Polish Map of Scotland by M J Richardson
NT2347 : The GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND by M J Richardson


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Created: Sun, 11 Aug 2013, Updated: Sun, 11 Aug 2013

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