Poles in Scotland
Poles in Scotland
NEARLY 13,000 hours were spent translating health information into Polish in Edinburgh last year as the region's bill for interpreters soared.
HUNDREDS of mourners from the Polish community in Scotland were united in grief at memorial services held in Edinburgh and Glasgow this weekend to mourn the tragic death of the Polish president.
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IT IS Glasgow's unique tongue – unintelligible to many native English speakers, let alone the city's burgeoning population of east European immigrants.
THE Christmas trees are elaborately decorated, the table set with the traditional white cloth – an additional place set for the unexpected guest, the Krakow crib glistens in the candlelight, the piernik honey cake is adorned with almonds and crystallised fruit. All the Brodzinskis need now is a solitary star…
POLICE forces in Scotland have reissued their annual drink-drive warnings – this time in Polish.
BARS and restaurants across the Capital have been forced to order in more "size zero" uniforms after hiring hundreds of slim Polish staff.
IT is an example of the power of diplomacy.
Young Poles have come to Scotland in their thousands with the promise of a better life. Now, after only a few years, many are moving on. So where does that leave us?
With Scotland failing to reach the European Championship, Capital fans are saying Do Bo Jupolsko.
EASTERN European migrants are being unfairly labelled as neighbours from hell in Edinburgh because of "ignorance and prejudice", support workers said today.
A HOUSING development aimed at migrant workers is set to be created in Edinburgh.
SIGNS written in Polish warning people not to drink in public are set to be installed in a Leith park.
A LOTHIANS college has launched an online languages course for the Polish community.
A POLISH man today told how he was kicked and punched for 20 minutes by a group of racist attackers as one of them filmed the violence on a mobile phone.
A POLISH man was assaulted in the city centre by three men in an unprovoked racially motivated attack, police said today.
A LACK of investment in bilingual school staff could force a "mass exodus" of Polish families – leaving a huge hole in the labour market and crippling the Scottish economy, it was claimed yesterday.
MEMBERS of the Capital's Polish community helped swell numbers at services held across the city yesterday to mark Good Friday.
THREE new billboards are to go on display in Leith in an artistic response to the wave of Polish workers coming to Edinburgh.
SUCH is Scotland's worldwide reputation for friendliness and hospitality, it is not surprising that the bulk of migrant workers who have set up home, mainly from other European Union countries, have been welcomed with open arms.
THE NUMBER of Edinburgh school pupils who do not speak English as a first language is putting a strain on the city's schools, teachers have warned.