In recent months we have witnessed a significant rise in hate crime against foreigners in England. Many of the victims were Polish.
What has escaped the attention of England-centric media (both in Poland and in the UK) is the fact that Poles in Scotland still feel welcome and safe and such acts are almost unheard of here.
What causes that difference between England and Scotland? Is it perhaps because Scots, just as Poles, are a nation of migrants themselves? A little-known fact is that in the pas22t Poland was one of the major destinations for Scots migrants.