A DRONE has picked up a detailed image of a giant 3D stone map of Scotland which is in the process of being restored.

The Great Polish Map of Scotland was built of concrete in the 1970s in the village of Eddleston, near Peebles, in recognition of Scottish hospitality to Polish soldiers during World War II.

The B-listed sculpture is currently undergoing major restoration in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel and photographer Gareth Easton captured its progress using a drone. The map sits in an oval pool about 160ft (50m) wide and 5ft (1.5m) deep with water recreating rivers, lochs and seas.

The campaign to restore it began in April 2010 when a group of volunteers constituted Mapa Scotland, a charitable trust, to advance the plans.

The idea for it is believed to have originated with Jan Tomasik, proprietor of the hotel from 1969 to 1977.

He settled in Scotland after World War II and developed his concept for the map with input from his former commander, Gen Stanislav Maczek, who also lived in the country.