Aerial footage reveals large scale concrete map of Scotland

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These stunning aerial pictures show a large scale 3D map of Scotland - the biggest one of its kind in the world.

Polish war veteran Jan Tomasik devoted five years of his life to building the concrete model between 1974 and 1979, which is currently being restored by volunteers.

Built in the grounds of a hotel once owned by Mr Tomasik, the Great Polish Map of Scotland is the largest physical three-dimensional map of a country in the world, covering an area of 1,590 square metres.

The hotelier served in the Second World War, and met his Scottish wife when she cared for him in a hospital.

Mr Tomasik settled in Edinburgh when the war ended, and commissioned the massive map as a gift to the Scottish people, in the grounds of a hotel he owned in the Borders.

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