Huge map of Scotland mown into field to celebrate Euros

The map was mown into a field next to the Born in Scotland retail chain headquarters near Jedburgh.

The largest ever map of Scotland has been mown into a field ahead of Scotland’s Euro 2020 clash with England on Friday. 

The outline has been mown into a grass field next to the Born in Scotland retail chain’s headquarters near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. 

The map stretches for over one and a half kilometers and took designers Landmaps two months to sketch out.

Requiring several hours of mowing a week, the attraction allows visitors to ‘walk around the whole of Scotland’ in just under an hour. 

John Henderson, founder of Born in Scotland, said: “Given what the country has been through over the last year or so, I wanted to create something fun to celebrate not just our great nation, but also our national team’s return to the Euros. 

“Outside is where it’s going to be at this summer, and how else could you get around the whole of our great country in less than 60 minutes, at the same time as grabbing a bit of healthy exercise and fresh air?”

Marc Crothall, chief executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, said; “John has again come up with a truly innovative, compelling idea in his uniquely quirky way which continues to connect with hearts and minds and put smiles on faces after what has been such an intensely difficult period for all.  

“Scotland’s tourism industry has faced an unimaginable crisis and it is so heartening to see businesses like Born in Scotland continuing to innovate and pivot so successfully to attract visitors and showcase all of Scotland’s wonderful assets.”

Visitors can walk Scotland in miniature from Friday and entry is free.

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