ScotsInPoland.com is the web site of the St Andrew's Foundation, a charitable body established by Scots based in Poland. Our objectives are to:
- promote Scottish culture in Poland
- support selected Polish charities
- run Scottish events such as the annual Caledonian Ball in Warsaw
- promote good relations between Scots and Poles
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Our activities are currently supporting the following childrens' charities:
A charity supporting children with a wide range of disabilities. More information »
Iskierka supports children suffering from cancer. More information »
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Are you ready to take the floor for the first dance at the 2015 Caledonian St Andrew’s Ball? The first ceilidh dance will be, as always, the “Gay Gordons”. It’s a farily simple dance, but if you’re new to Scottish country dancing, or if you’re a bit uncertain about the…
After reviewing a number of venue options, we’re delighted to confirm that the 2015 Caledonian St Andrew’s Ball will be held in Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel. The ballroom at the Marriott has been the venue for many past Caledonian Balls and we’re very happy that we’ll be back again on Saturday…
Ever wondered what a Scot wears under his kilt? If you read our last post, you will have learned of the origins of the kilt. In this post we’re going to be a bit more forthcoming and let you into the secret of what is worn under the True Scotsman’s…
We Scots will be wearing our kilts at the Caledonian St Andrew’s Ball in Warsaw on 28 November 2015. If you’re not a Scot (and even if you are!) you may be curious about the origins of our Scottish national dress – all is explained by Michael McIntyre in this…
Scotia’s Hardy Sons, a traditional Scottish country dance band led by David Vernon, are to play at the Caledonian Ball 2015, which will be held in Warsaw on Saturday 28 November 2015. David, a very well known Scottish musician, is an accomplished accordian player and piper. We’re delighted that he…
Częstochowa Pipes & Drums will again feature at the Caledonian Ball in 2015. They are the one and only Scottish Pipe Band in Poland playing traditional music and giving exhibitions of traditional Scottish Highland Dancing.
We’re currently making arrangements for Warsaw’s next Caledonian Ball which is to be held on Saturday 28 November 2015. We’ll be publishing further details shortly and hope to welcome you along to the best night out in Warsaw! Mark the date in your diary!
For many years Martyn O’Reilly has been the organiser of Warsaw’s annual Caledonian Balls and many other events. After the hugely successful Ball held at the Marriott in November 2014, Martyn has passed the baton to ScotsInPoland.com who have begun organising the 2015 Caledonian Ball. We plan to remain faithful…