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Scotland/Poland the brave


Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #1
Article in Times today, 20,000 Polish men stayed behind in Scotland after WWII.

Now a few of them have gone the whole hog and designed their own tartan!!

See this link for futher Scottish info, messages.

szkocja.net
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
20 Jan 2007 /  #2
Frank,

Don't the Irish have some form of tartan too.
OP Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #3
Yes.....but since we always wear underpants...the point of tartan/kilts is largely lost....lol
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
20 Jan 2007 /  #4
The kilt. Invented by an Englishman.
OP Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #5
No idea on all the history......were kilts banned by the English at one time....I know the bag pipes were, as they were classed as instruments of war!!!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
20 Jan 2007 /  #6
Now you've got me. I have no idea.
OP Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #7
Well don't inform the local police..when all the Scottish stag parties arrive, in case the they think the Scottish have declared war!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
20 Jan 2007 /  #8
I wonder if these Polish/Scotsmen will proudly walk the streets of Krakow in their 'skirts'
OP Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #9
According to the article they already have...in a place called .....Zlotoria, apparently local police only had to draw their batons twice before they lay down their bag pipes....:)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
20 Jan 2007 /  #10
Thats not quite what it said. Interesting that the orders for the tartan kept the makers in business. I'm not sure if I like this tartan. I prefer darker versions.

If anyone hasn't seen it it's red white and blue. The blue is for Scotland.
OP Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #11
W.....aren't I allowed to embellish anything?....:(
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
20 Jan 2007 /  #12
Of course you are.
OP Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #13
:)...nutin but fun......I see its gunna get colder there next week.....keep warm, hope mother Russia keeps the oil flowing...:)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
20 Jan 2007 /  #14
The kilt. Invented by an Englishman.

Rawlinson from Lancashire claimed this in the 1720s however the natives had been wearing the kilt for centuries beforehand.

were kilts banned by the English at one time

Yes they were, so were the bagpipes, speaking Gaelic, clan system, public gatherings, any weapons, any form of Highland dress etc etc etc
Then came the clearances.
OP Frank 23 | 1,183  
20 Jan 2007 /  #15
Oh....dear I feel a history lesson coming on........

Lovely euphemism that...clearance...........sorta sanitised ethnic cleansing...wasn't it?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
20 Jan 2007 /  #16
dear I feel a history lesson coming on.

Yep - definately "rant mode" material !
iwona 12 | 542  
21 Jan 2007 /  #17
I was reading somewhere about polish soldiers who stayed after war in Scotland.
Most of them married Scottish women.

The say that some old Scottich ladies still feel bit nostagic about some polish offcers....:)
Chris - | 13  
12 Feb 2007 /  #18
Bah, the Bagpipes are IRISH! That annoys me as much as does Flower of Scotland with its Jacobite Rebel droning!
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
12 Feb 2007 /  #19
Flower of Scotland with its Jacobite Rebel droning!

The national anthem drones on about the wars of independance in the 13th century, Jacobites were at least four centuries after that.
Chris - | 13  
12 Feb 2007 /  #20
My national anthem is God Save The Queen :)

Ah you knew what I meant... they're all socialist pigs IMO.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
12 Feb 2007 /  #21
God Save The Queen

The fourth verse of which is all about saving us from the Scots.
Chris - | 13  
12 Feb 2007 /  #22
Ah the joys of discussing the P/U/L views I have.

Visit caltonradio.com I can discuss further there, I'm not keen on discussing such things here mate.
ola123  
14 Feb 2007 /  #23
scottish- the brave ??????????????? :)

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