Polish Music in Scotland part 1 – Chopin

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Polish Music in Scotland part 1 – Chopin

Historically, some great Polish musicians have influenced Scotland’s high culture, and this influence remains in many ways. Let's start with the biggest star - Fryderyk Chopin and his dramatic Scottish tour...

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Polish Music in Scotland part 2 – Feliks Yaniewicz

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Polish Music in Scotland part 2 – Feliks Yaniewicz

Yaniewicz organised the First Edinburgh Music Festival.He worked as violinist, conductor and composer, but also as a dedicated organizer of cultural and charity events. ...

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A bear on His majesty payroll

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A bear on His majesty payroll

Wojtek the Bear – Polish soldier on His majesty payroll For most people, this story will be hard to believe. Well, it is an unbelievable story indeed. The story of a bear who wrestled with his comrades, loved beer and cigarettes and played with ladies underwear. That same bear fought at the battle of Monte…...

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Coexistence during the dark days of WWII

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Coexistence during the dark days of WWII

Nobody has mentioned one important reason for welcoming Poles, but perhaps only ladies in their late seventies know it. They can all dance like Fred Astaire...

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The Highlands and Islands

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The Highlands and Islands

Polishness was far from ever-present in my life as a boy in Inverness. It was there, exotic, attractive, somehow a part of me, but distant too...

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The Polish School of Medicine

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The Polish School of Medicine

The creation of the Polish School of Medicine within the University of Edinburgh was a fine example of cooperation between nations in the academic sphere...

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Scotland – a country of inventors

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Scotland – a country of inventors

This is the story of Józef Kozacki – a soldier and engineer who during his stay in Scotland invented the mine detector that was used by the British Army until 1995...

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The Clydebank Blitz and the Polish Navy

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The Clydebank Blitz and the Polish Navy

This is the story of probably the most dramatic event in Scotland's WWII – the Clydebank Blitz...

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Cichociemni – Polish James Bonds in Scotland

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Cichociemni – Polish James Bonds in Scotland

Cichociemni - Polish James Bonds in Scotland...

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