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How many Poles have Scottish ancestry?


Guto
29 Jul 2015 #1
my great grandfather was from podhale and had red hair is it possible hes scottish , because i read somewhere on line that in the 17 century close to 15000 scotts moved to poland
smurf 39 | 1,981
29 Jul 2015 #2
17 century close to 15000 scotts moved to poland

This guy came later than that, but doubtlessly he brought over a good few of his compatriots when he discovered Polish beer and women :D

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Baildon

Baildon was a bit of a whizzkid during his day, bit of an industrial revolutionist if you will.

I've also seen images of men in kilts during the one of the Silesian Uprisings. However, they may have been stationed as peace keepers here during that time. The British and Italians had a presence here at the time.

The people of Silesia were asked to vote on whether they'd like to remain part of Germany or part of the reformed Poland as terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

The people overwhelmingly voted to remain part of Germany, however the Brits and other Allied peacekeepers were having none of it and with great pleasure armed the Polish rebels which led to a couple of uprisings.

It's still a touchy subject in Silesia.

When the Nazis invaded Katowice, the only resistance were a brigade of scouts. Indeed, in certain parts of Silesia, the Germans were welcomed with open arms. Both Hitler and Stalin commanded than not a single bomb be dropped on Silesia, as its industry was too important to Germany while they (re)occupied it and later when the Russians invaded.

Anyway, sorry, got a bit off topic there.
You will see though a good few redheads around though, Baildon himself had 7 children so it's nice to see a bit a Celtic blood around the place :)

Last year the Krakow Post wrote about connections between the two countries, they left out Baildon.....people from Krakow look to themselves first and Warsaw second, anything outside that sphere doesn't count :P

krakowpost.com/2014/03/scots-in-poland-poles-in-scotland/

Gdansk, being a port town, also has a strong connection with Scotland:
inyourpocket.com/gdansk/Scottish-Gdansk_72138f
However, Gdansk, or Danzig, has a very complicated history with Poland though, but if you're interested there's plenty about it on the internet.
jon357 67 | 16,921
29 Jul 2015 #3
because i read somewhere on line that in the 17 century close to 15000 scotts moved to poland

During the Potop Szwedzki there were a lot of mercenaries from the Scottish borders who settled around Bydgoszcz.

Gdansk, being a port town, also has a strong connection with Scotland:

Plenty in Warsaw, plus English too back in the day. 1800 Anglican families tehre until 1939. Most didn't survive the war,
4gtpsword
29 Jul 2015 #4
There's a facebook page dedicated to this if you're on facebook, facebook.com/ScotlandPoland
Crow 148 | 9,322
19 Jan 2016 #5
moved from

Scots are practically Poles. All Sarmat after Sarmat.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,405
19 Jan 2016 #6
@Crow

In what circumstances has this theory been developed?
mafketis 25 | 9,339
19 Jan 2016 #7
Poles. All Sarmat after Sarmat.

So it's not turtles, its _Sarmats_ all the way down?
Crow 148 | 9,322
19 Jan 2016 #8
In what circumstances has this theory been developed?

Scots are Picts (Celts) and Pics were Sarmatians. They were anglicized. Still, they aren`t Anglos

So it's not turtles, its _Sarmats_ all the way down?

jokes can`t beat facts, no matter how facts looks fanny to politically correct opinion.


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