POLONICA IN SCOTLAND

A REGISTER OF POLONICA OF THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF THE POLISH PRESENCE IN SCOTLAND –

19th CENTURY, SECOND WORLD WAR, 20th AND 21st CENTURIES

 

WORLD WAR TWO (WW2) 19C, 20C and 21C

POLONICA - MEMORIALS, TABLEAUX, PLAQUES - PLACES OF INTEREST ETC. IN SCOTLAND

 

The register is arranged alphabetically from A to Z.  A number in parenthesis indicates the number of items that can be found within the location.

 

 

A

Aberdeen (WW2)

Religious picture

St Joseph’s Catholic Church

Alyth (WW2) (2)

(1) Stone Plaque – 3rd Armd Regt; (2) Religious artefact in style of wayside shrine.

Scots memories of the Poles.

Arbroath (WW2) (1)

Memorial Stone

12th Fd Amb/4th Inf Div, plus Scottish-Polish links, An Outline of the Polish Army In Arbroath 1940-1946

Arbroath (WW2) (2)

Grant’s Shoe Factory

(ext link)

 

 

 

 

 

B

Banff (WW2) Duff House and Polish Army

(ext link)

Biggar (WW2) (several)

Polish Army

Biggar

Elphinstone Hotel 20C (ext link)

Blairgowrie (WW2)

Marble Plaque,

Town Hall, Brown St. (ext link)

Brechin

(WW2)

 

 

 

 

C

Carfin (20C) (1 & 2)

Two memorials (ext link- scroll down to view images)

Carnoustie (WW2)

10th Engr Coy -Candle stick holder at St. Anne’s RC Church

Carstairs (WW2) (1)

Clydebank  20C

(ext link)

Coatbridge (WW2)

1st Fd Regt

Coupar Angus (WW2) 1st Med Arty Regt

Cowdenbeath (WW2) Religious picture

Cromarty 24th Silesian Inf Bn (WW2)

Polish plaques on bridge piers

(both ext links)

Cupar (WW2)

D

Dalkeith (WW2) (1)

Dalmeny (WW2) (1)

Dalmeny Parish Church

Stained glass windows

(both ext links)

Denny (WW2) (1)

Douglas (WW2) (3)

Dunblane, near.

Keir House

Dundee (WW2)

Plaque (ext link)

Duns (WW2) (1)

Plaque

Duns 20C (2)

Memorial

 

E

Eddleston (WW2)

Former Hotel Black Barony 

Great Polish Map of Scotland (20C) ( 1 & 2)

Edinburgh -Mt Vernon Catholic Cemetery (WW2)

(See also 20C Polonica)(1)

Edinburgh -Corstorphine Hill Cemetery (WW2)

(See also 20C Polonica)(2)

Edinburgh -University of Edinburgh (WW2)

Plaque given by Polish Medical Faculty (41-49) to Univ Edinburgh (3)

(ext link)

See also Univ Edin

(ext link)

Edinburgh -Western General Hospital (WW2)

Originally 3 plaques)

(4,5 & 6)

Edinburgh

Gen Maczek plaque  20C

 (7)

Campaign for a Memorial to General Maczek

21C

NEW

March 2015

 

 

E

Edinburgh, Calton Cemetery, A. Gregorowicz (19C) (8)

(ext link, Polish language)

Edinburgh, Warriston Cemetery, F. Janiewicz

Composer and Violinist (19C) (9) (ext link, Polish language)

Edinburgh,  84 Great King St, F. Janiewicz (10)

Edinburgh, Warriston Cemetery, Count W. Krasiński (19C) (11)

(ext link, Polish language)

Edinburgh, 10 Warriston Crescent

Plaque recalling Chopin’s stay in 1848 (20C) (12)

(ext link)

Edinburgh, Great King St (20C)

Edinburgh,

Princes St Gardens – Wojtek the Soldier Bear (21C) (ext link)

Elie-Earlsferry, Fife

(WW2) (1) 1943

(see also Leven 20C) 

 

F

Falkirk

Falkland Chapel Royal (WW2) (1) Religious icon from 3rd Para Bn

Ferryden  (2) (WW2)

Fife Ness (WW2)

Forfar 1 (WW2)

Commemoration of Royal Couple’s Visit to Polish Troops in March 41

Forfar 2 (WW2)

10th Recce Gp/10 Armd Cav Bde Plaque (ext link)

Forres, Balnageith

20C (1) (ext link)

Also Balnageith 19 OTU

(ext link)

 

 

G

Galashiels  (WW2) (1) Stained glass windows

Adam Bunsch

Galashiels  (WW2) (2)

Marble Plaque (10 Fd Amb)

Galashiels  (WW2) (3) Painting

Galashiels (WW2) (4) Colours to 9th Flanders Rifle Battalion

Glasgow (Colours to 9th Lancers) (WW2) (1)

Glasgow, Necropolis, Lt J Gomoszyński

Memorial (2)

(ext link)

See also edinburgh.com.pl

memorial

(19C) (ext link)

Glasgow (WW2) (3)

Portrait of F. Chopin.

A. Wasilewski

Glasgow (20C) (4)

Polish House named after General Sikorski

Marble plaque General W. Sikorski

 

G

Glasgow (20C) (5)

Polish House named after General Sikorski

Katyn metal plaque on the wall

(ext link)

Glasgow (20C)(6,7 & 8)

Polish Catholic Mission in Scotland (ext link)

St Simon’s RC Church

(ext link)

Glasgow, Kaplica-Izba Jezusa Miłosiernego

(ext link)

Grangemouth

see 20C Polonica

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

Haddington (WW2) (1) Marble Plaque

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

Innerleithen (WW2) (1) St James's RC Church: Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa

Invergordon (WW2) (1) Polish Army, 25th Pomeranian Infantry Battalion (ext link)

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

Johnstone (WW2) (1)

Johnstone (see 20C Polonica)(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kelso (WW2) (1)

3rd Armd Regt

(ext link)

[see also Roxburgh Castle]

Kincardine, Tulliallan (WW2) (several)

Kincardine, Tulliallan 20C

Kingskettle, Fife (WW2) (1)  Memorial Plaque 1st Wksps Coy (1 kp warszt) 1943

Kinross (WW2) (1)

Tank Trg Centre 1944  (ext link)

Kirkcaldy

SPK Branch, Katyn Memorial

(20C) (1) (ext link)

Kirriemuir (WW2) (1)

Polish Army 1940-41 (ext link)

 

 

L

Ladybank (WW2) (1)

Leven 20C (1)

Memorial Pillar to Scottish-Polish Friendship remembering 1st Indep Para Bde  (ext link)

Leven 21C (2)

Linlithgow (WW2) (1) 1 MAC Religious artefact (ext link)

Lossiemouth (WW2) (1)

 

 

 

 

M

 Moffat (WW2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

Newburgh (WW2) (1) Illuminated Address 11.2.43

Newport (WW2) (1)

Obraz Matki Boskiej Zwycięskiej

9.11.41 II/1pal

Newtyle, near (WW2) (1)

Polish Priest’s Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

Ormiston (WW2) (1)

Monument in the form of a Cairn

(10th Supply Company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Peebles (WW2)(1)

St Joseph’s RC Church,

Plaque/Chalice

Peebles  Memorial and Tribute (2) (20C)

Perth (WW2) (1)

St John’s, Sanctuary Lamp, presented by 1st Corps Recce Gp

Perth (WW2) (2, 3)

Metal plaque, and Trumpet Banners to 1st Corps Recce Regt

Perth Wellshill  Polish Military Cemetery (4)

Polmont (WW2) (1) Wayside Shrine; From I Corps MT Unit

Prestwick

(Polish Navy) (1) (WW2 & 20C)

 

 

Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Renfrew, St James's RC Church (WW2) Religious item

(2)

Roxburgh Castle (site of) near Kelso, (WW2)

Polish Memorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

Scone (WW2) (1)

Plaque – Robert Douglas Memorial School

St Andrews, Fife (WW2) (1) Mosaic (ext link)

St Andrews University, Fife (WW2) (2)

St Andrews, Fife

20C (3) Bust of General Sikorski (ext link)

 

 

 

 

 

T

Tentsmuir (WW2)

Defences (ext link)

Near Thankerton, Eastend House

(WW2) (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSEUMS

 

 

Polish Institute and General Sikorski Museum  London

 

 

Fife Council Museums

 

 

Imperial War Museum London - holds a large collection of photos relating to the Polish Forces as well as the plight of civilians evacuated from the Soviet Union to Persia. There is also a moving film collection as well as a sound archive, the latter featuring many Poles talking of their experiences.  The sound files can be listened to online, using your PC or tablet.

 

 

 

Information about additions or corrections to this Register are welcomed by email to: robert@ostrycharz.free-online.co.uk

 

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