A unique view…
The following pictures were taken by Mr Marek Melges from the roof of Barony Castle.
Mr Melges is the son-in-law of Mr. Jan Stanisław Tomasik, who owned the hotel during the period 1968 – 1986, and as a family member was involved in the construction of the map.
Mr Melges also commented:
“Although I followed my professional career elsewhere, nevertheless my family and I always remained in close relationship with the Tomasik family in Scotland, frequently visiting Black Barony Hotel, as it was known then.
For the past eight years, my wife and I frequently visited the Map of Scotland whilst in Scotland to spend time with a sick relative.
We have been, and remain, in close contact with Keith Burns regarding the history of the map and its construction details.
I wish to congratulate you on your excellent tea and shortbread biscuits which we always enjoy after our visits to the map.”
Our sincere thanks to Mr Melges for the photos which offer a fascinating view of how Barony Castle has changed over the years.