Photographer's Note

Coming back home from a trip to Peebles this morning, I took a short diversion by the Meldon Hills to the charming little village of Eddleston. This is looking back southwards from the southern outskirts of Eddleston between the Meldon Hills to the distant view of the Scottish Borders.

It was only after I came home and started to do some research that I realised that I really must revisit Eddleston sometime soon. Because in Eddleston lies what is thought by many to be the largest outdoor relief map in the World. This is The Great Polish Map of Scotland which is a three-dimensional map of Scotland in the grounds of The Barony Hotel, Eddleston. It was constructed by Polish geographers in the 1970s and the map was in recognition of the Scottish hospitality afforded to Polish soldiers during the Second World War.

You can read more about this Polish "Mappa Scotland" and see some images of it here as well as read about its recent restoration.

Incidentally, I'll be interested to see if this image uploads correctly to TE - this is my first attempt to upload a larger image since TE's permissible image size was recently increased!

Bah! Humbug! No, it still isn't working! The right side of the picture is missing! But, if you look at it in the "beta" version of TE here, you can see the whole picture if you "scroll" across. Another problem for the technical folk, I guess!

I have now posted this picture at the "usual" size of 800 pixels wide as a workshop so you can also view it there!

Didi, Royaldevon, Kofman, timecapturer, delpeoples, kordinator, macjake, jhm oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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