January 13, 2008


'New Scots' from Poland doing us proud (BRIAN FERGUSON, 1/14/08, The Scotsman)

FROM delis to building services, bars and churches, their influence is hard to miss.

In the three years since EU movement restrictions were relaxed, at least 60,000 Poles have settled in Scotland.

But while some immigrant communities remain isolated from their new homes, Poles it seems, have integrated themselves into British life with remarkable ease.

Indeed a survey yesterday revealed Polish migrants have settled so well that they may well be more "British" than many British people, scoring higher in the Home Office's Life in the UK test than any other nationality.

They now provide such a boost to the workforce that business leaders admit to worrying what modern-day Scotland would do without them.

A Scottish Pole is a Scotsman. A French Pole is a Pole.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 13, 2008 10:08 PM
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