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MAPA SCOTLAND NEWS

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The campaign to restore the

GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND

Eddleston

CURRENT INFORMATION IS AT www.mapascotland.org/

THIS WEBSITE IS FROM THE CAMPAIGN’S EARLY DAYS

 

Following our Annual General Meeting at Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston EH45 8QW

on Sunday 28 April 2013 at 2pm

our lease negotiations to mid June are now almost complete.

Successfully.

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STATE OF THE MAP OF SCOTLAND CONFERENCE

October 20 2012

At the State of the Map of Scotland Conference at Edinburgh University, the Mapa Scotland Campaign was presented as a unique example of a pre-digital age Geographical Information System. It was received with great interest by delegates and was awarded the conference prize for its unusual contribution to the two day event, an author-signed copy of the National Library of Scotland's book "Scotland, Mapping the Nation". The main theme of the conference was the Openstreetmap website as an open source resource for the sharing of worldwide GIS data:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_Of_The_Map_Scotland_2012

 

 MAPASCOTLAND AT THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT!

See the full record of the September 2012 debate here

 

BIGGEST IN THE WORLD

The Great Polish Map of Scotland appears to be the world’s largest publicly accessible topographical relief model and we are keen to achieve recognition for this.   We reckon it must be at least 2.8 times greater in area than the model map in British Columbia currently listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

ON SCOTLAND’S GORETEX NATIONAL TRAIL

We’ve become aware that the ‘Goretex National Trail’ from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath has been proposed and may run through Eddleston on the Old Post Road, about ½ mile from the map.  We intend to follow this up and we suggest the Great Map itself as  an ideal place to launch the opening –on the route and showing the route at the same time.

 

EFFORTS FOR NATIONAL  RECOGNITION AT 2012 AGM

Our 2012 Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 15th April at Barony Castle, Eddleston.  Progress continues in 2012 with further volunteer work on the map. Last summer the Heritage Lottery Fund offered us a starting grant of £20,000, with a requirement to find match funding from another source, and we are keen to make a start on stabilisation and restoration work on site.   An understandable requirement of the grant is having a secure arrangement of lease and public access to protect our accumulating grant-supported asset.  This has been unexpectedly difficult to meet in the last year as Barony Castle has been up for sale. See more details of our efforts to secure solid national recognition here in our latest note on progress .

 

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We are a small (though enthusiastic) group.   Please give our project publicity: spread the word!  Your support is important to us and membership subscriptions are an important source of funding.  Please join us with as many friends and colleagues as you can.  Use these links to find out more about the project: our constitution, our inaugural leaflet, our latest news and activities, our project progress to date, some photographs and some of the fascinating historical background to the Great Map.  MapaScotland’s latest AGM  minutes and accounts can be consulted here.

 

For queries about membership and project plans, contact the Secretary, Keith Burns, at mapascotland@gmail.com. And for more about the history and background of the Great Map, contact Roger Kelly at roger@kosmoid.net

 

 

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