Hyslop Celebrates Polish Community in Scottish Parliament
Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has spoken in Parliament of the importance and roler of Polish Communities in West Lothian in a debate recognising the Great Polish Map of Scotland.
During the debate she said;
“We have a large number of Polish people and descendants living in my constituency. In West Lothian we talk of three waves of Polish immigration. Polish migrants came to my constituency 150 years ago to work in the mines, and again during the Second World War and latterly when Poland joined the EU.
“In June this year, I attended the 150th anniversary of the St John Cantius and Nicholas Catholic Church in Broxburn, – a church who’s namesake is the patron of the present day Church near Krakow. The local church in Broxburn regularly arranges to have Mass in Polish to accommodate the Polish Community in Broxburn and Uphall.
“The recognition of The Great Polish Map of Scotland at Barony Hotel in Eddleston in the Scottish Borders and its listing by Historic Scotland this week allows us to remember the contribution of the Polish Forces to the defence of the East Coast of Scotland and more importantly, to continue the strong friendship Scotland bears with the people of Poland.”