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Newly-weds Sarah and Neil during their photo shoot at Mercure Barony Castle Hotel in the Scottish Borders near Peebles.

After several hours of heavy rain in the build-up to the ceremony, I was pleased that the sun came out, allowing for some beautiful photos of the newly-weds in the grounds of Barony Castle.

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Tomorrow she'll be Mrs Archibald. Make-up covers the scabby arms up well... πŸ˜‚ #wedding #sister #baronycastle #proudbrother

Cracking night for Mr & Mrs Cowans wedding. What a couple, what a night, what a two day hangover. #wedding #baronycastle #friends #lewisheatliesface

The Great Polish Map of Scotland is a large (50 m x 40 m) three-dimensional, outdoor concrete scale model of Scotland, located in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel, outside the village of Eddleston near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It is also known as the Mapa Scotland (derived from Polish mapa Szkocji) or the Barony Map.
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The brainchild of Polish war veteran Jan Tomasik, it was built between 1974 and 1979 and is claimed to be the world's largest terrain relief model. The sculpture is a category B listed building, and is being restored by a group calling itself Mapa Scotland.
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The precise reasons why Tomasik created the map are unclear. It is known that Polish soldiers created an outline map of Poland on the ground at Douglas in Lanarkshire in 1940, in the very camp where Tomasik was stationed after arriving in Britain. It is also known that he was fascinated by a large scale-model map of Belgium, which he saw at the Brussels World's Fair of 1958 on his way to visit relations in Poland. This map appears to have been the direct inspiration for the map at Barony Castle, though it is also possible that the wartime model may have been an influence.
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Tomasik seems to have regarded the Barony map primarily as an added attraction for his hotel guests, expecting it also to draw sightseers. However, he is also on record as having said to hotel patrons that he wanted to show the country the Poles had defended during the war and was planning to invite George VI's consort Queen Elizabeth to open the map officially. He told them that the map was to be his legacy, describing it as "a gift to the Scottish people" for the hospitality the Scots had shown the Poles during the war years. Tomasik died in 1991.
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This time tomorrow, Booked a spa day for Me Mum Auntie & Nana..more than needed πŸ’†πŸΌπŸ‘­πŸ‘­ #familytime #baronycastle #peebles ❀️

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Photo from this time last year when we were visiting New Lanark for final wedding preparations! I love the tunnel of overhanging trees #scotland #baronycastle

Pics from rodays walk with Shiva from Eddleston out to Cloich Forrest and back #Outdoors #Dalmatian #Borders #BaronyCastle #ShinyThings

Spa day.
There is not enough time in the world to massage the stress in my body, but the therapist gave it a good go
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#spaday #spa #peebles #scotland #stressfree #massage #owwiee #baronycastle #theboarders #saunatime

Amazing day with Alana & Steven at @baronycastle. Confetti fun with more previews coming soon www.facebook.com/derekchristiephotography

Enjoyed a Spa day & afternoon tea with friends i've not seen for ages #afternoontea #baronycastle

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