Mapa Restorations Project

New Workshop, February 2014

 

January 2014, Restoration phase begins

The main aim in restoring the map is to ensure that it becomes a permanent feature in the Borders landscape and an educational resource and visitor attraction for future generations to admire and enjoy. The map is a physical testament to the historical and cultural links between the Scottish and Polish nations in the past, and its restoration expresses a belief in ties continuing in the future.

January 2014.  Preparation of the foundation slab for new workshop.

December 2013. Having secured our grant aid we have started on restoration work.  Materials and equipment procurement is underway.  Rubble and vegetation clearance continues.  Repairs and improvement of the original water supply are almost complete.

The Scottish National Trail

Scotland’s longest walking route, the 470-mile Scottish National Trail from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath passes very close to the Great Map via the Old Post Road, about ½ mile from the map. A visit to the map forms an ideal lunch break (with bar snacks available at the hotel).

Learn more about the Trail  here

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