Added 18.03. 2015
The Outstanding Pole In Scotland
Date: 15th May 2015
Time: 7.30 - 12.00 pm
Address: The George Hotel, Edinburgh
On the 15th of May, in the lavish interiors of George Hotel in Edinburgh, we will announce the winners of the prestigious “The Outstanding Pole in Scotland” contest. During the grand gala, guests will learn not only who won in the five categories of the regular competition, but also who won the Internet users’ popular vote.
The winners in five categories: CULTURE, BUSINESS, SCIENCE, PERSONALITY and YOUNG POLE were selected by our special committee. The committee’s task was not easy, since all the candidates submitted impressive applications. Factors considered by the board included the candidate’s involvement in the work for the Polish diaspora in Scotland, their community work and charity work.
The Internet users’ voting on PANGEA website stirred up a lot of emotion. Until the very last day, four potential winners were neck in neck, each of them having gathered over four thousand votes. However, to find out who won the “Internet Users’ Award,” you need to wait for the gala itself.
This year, for the first time we granted an award for non-Polish people who actively support Polish community in Scotland, and selflessly promote Poland, Poles, and their culture, tradition and history among local communities.
The star of the evening shall be Aleksander Doba – the winner of the Adventurer of the Year 2015 title, granted by National Geographic. Aleksander is a Polish Kayaker – the first man who crossed the Atlantic alone in a kayak, under his own steam.
Join our amazing guests – book your tickets for one of the most elegant events in Scotland, to be held May 15th 2015 in George Hotel in Edinburgh via Eventbrite.
Added 18.03. 2015
Annual General Meeting 2015
Date: Monday 20th April 2015
Time: 7.00 pm
Address: Polish Ex-servicemen Club (Dom SPK), 11 Drummond Place, Edinburgh EH3 6PJ
During the meeting we will present a short film about the late General Maczek and a short presentation about our exhibition "City Lights".
If you would like to take an active role in the SPCA's life, and have some time to help us with organising cultural events, then please come along to the AGM and join the SPCA committee.
If you would like to nominate someone for the Office Bearer or Committee Member please e-mail: as soon as possible.
Added 06.04. 2014
Louise Rutkowski - concert
Date: Thursday, 16.04.2015
Venue: The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy), 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA Edinburgh
Tickets: £10, Tickets-Scotland
As part of the This Mortal Coil collective, Louise Rutkowski ethereal vocal can be heard on the albums "Filigree and Shadow" and "Blood", both of which (along with first album "It'll End in Tears"). Louise's distinctive voice can also be heard as lead vocalist on the This Mortal Coil follow-up project, The Hope Blister, on the critically acclaimed 1998 "Smile's OK" album. These projects established Louise on an international scale and secured her a dedicated fan base and cult following.
Her first solo album, "Diary of a Lost Girl", co-written with Irvin Duguid, who also produced the album, was released on 21 February 2014, funded through direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic.
Since its release, "Diary" has been featured on BBC Radio Scotland's "Culture Studio" (Janice Forsyth), Tom Morton, Roddy Hart, and on Clyde 2, with extensive airplay and a live session on Billy Sloan.
A single from the album, "Help Me", was released on 31 March 2014, and has been receiving regular airplay from Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and many regional digital stations.
In 2014 Louise Rutkowski was interview and also performed at Polish Scottish Heritage Trail Festival in Edinburgh
Interview with Louise Rutkowski for Polish Scottish Heritage documentary, "Musical Connections" 7:57 - 11:25.
Added 26.11. 2014
On behalf of the SPCA I would like to cordially invite you to this year’s
Annual Dinner Dance
Date: Saturday, the 14th of February 2015
Address: Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Tickets: £33 p/p and include a four-course meal.
Dress code: Smart
During the evening there will be a raffle with many exciting prizes. All the proceeds will go towards future Scottish Polish Cultural Association.