Local MSP Welcomes West Lothian Polish Contribution

Local MSP Welcomes West Lothian Polish Contribution

Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the contribution Polish people make to West Lothian following census reports showing that Polish communities, make up 1.9% of the population in West Lothian, almost doubling figures from the 2001.

Fiona said;

“We have a strong Polish Community in West Lothian, particularly in Broxburn and Uphall. The Poles who have come to live and work in West Lothian have brought much more than their professional skills. They have made a huge contribution to our culture and our economy.

“Our countries have been linked for centuries – from Scottish traders moving to Poland in the 16th century, to Polish servicemen and women in World War Two, and right up to the present day.

“I am proud of the historic link between our two countries and I believe that migrants who have a legitimate reason to be in West Lothian and Scotland as a whole will always be welcomed, included and celebrated.”