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  • 21 March 2019

    Exhibition on the 400th anniversary of the Scotsman's arrival in Poland.

    Migration has been creating Scottish-Polish connections for more than half a millennium. Robert Porteous (d.1661) was a Scottish-born importer of Hungarian wine into Poland, and almost certainly, the wealthiest Scotsman in the Poland of his day. Today, an annual wine festival, a hotel, street name, and an array of conspicuous monuments and material culture in his adopted town of Krosno, south-east Poland, celebrate his story. The Portius Society in Krosno, in cooperation with Krosno State College, the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Centre for History and High Life Highland, cordially invite you to the opening of an exhibition on Porteous, at 6pm, Wednesday 3 April, Highland Archive Centre, Bught Road, Inverness.


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