The Scottish Community in Poland, in Memory and History
Â£8, under-18s Â£3
Thursday, 12th September 2019 | 10am-11am
Nairn Community & Arts Center, King Street, Nairn
There was a Scottish community numbering several thousand in the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania (1569-1795). However, ever since the final partitioning of this vast state, reference to these migrants has been inconsistent. As explored in my 2012 book on this theme and in two of my publications since, it is only with the growth of English as a universal language of academia and with recent waves of migration from Poland to the British Isles, that Scotland has begun to contribute towards highlighting the cultural memory – in the form of place-names, stereotypes, references in literature and film – that has always been present in Poland with respect to this former ethnic group.