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The Scots in Poland – A Forgotten Diaspora

Tuesday 12th December 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To mark UN International Migrants Day

Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

An Illustrated talk by writer and broadcaster Billy Kay, author of The Scottish World.

Drawing on a lifetime of exploring, writing and broadcasting about Scots, their culture and journeys across the globe, Billy Kay reflects on the history of the Scots in Poland. Billy will celebrate the historic cultural connections which developed between Poland and Scotland in the present and the past, and illustrate the talk with clips from his BBC Radio Scotland series Merchants, Pedlars, Mercenaries and Societies with Secrets. He will compare and contrast the Polish migration to Scotland of the present day with the heyday of the Scottish Brotherhoods which existed in twelve Polish cities in the 17th century. How many of the Poles living in Scotland today e.g. are simply Scots returning to their original homeland?

For more information visit www.billykay.scot

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Tuesday 12th December 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School
University of Glasgow, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
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