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Polish - Scottish history - which part of Krakow did Scots settle?


dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
30 Jan 2015 #1
Recently in Scotland there has been a big influx of Poles living here getting into Scots history, especially where our history is tied.

Poles are making a massive map of Scotland to celebrate the ties ect
mapascotland.org

I was wondering in which part of Krakow did Scots settle, history tells us they were given a district but finding info on that district is difficult.
Paulina 9 | 1,448
31 Jan 2015 #2
I don't know, I've tried googling it, but the only thing I've found out was that there's a district in Gdańsk called Nowe Szkoty (New Scots) ;) There's this book, however, "Wielka Imigracja. Szkoci w Krakowie i Małopolsce w XVI - pierwszej połowie XVII wieku" (The Great Immigration. Scots in Cracow and Lesser Poland in the 16th and the first half of 17th century) by Waldemar Kowalski:

ujk.edu.pl/wyd/poz/szkoci.htm

One can buy it here, I guess:
ksiazkihistoryczne.pl/historia-polski-xvi-xviii-w-wielka-imigracja-szkoci-w-krakowie/p,362091

Or on allegro.pl.

There's also a general book in English - maybe there's something there too:
cosmopolitanreview.com/scotland-and-poland-historical-encounters

(Btw, I had no idea that a Scot was a (four-term) mayor of Warsaw :)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Chalmers_%28mayor_of_Warsaw%29
TheStranger - | 34
31 Jan 2015 #3
You may have a look here, maybe you know these sites already:

homepage.ntlworld.com/josephd.ross/index.html

scotsinpoland.com
Paulina 9 | 1,448
31 Jan 2015 #4
It turns out the author of this book works at the university in my city :) - here's his contact info: kowalski@ujk.edu.pl

He was a visiting research professor in The Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies and the University of Aberdeen, so I guess he knows English - in case you would be interested enough to contact him about this.


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