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TITLE
Magdalena
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_LEAVINGHOME_007
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Ewen Weatherspoon
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
11612
KEYWORDS
immigration
emigration
personal stories
autobiography
Magdalena

"My name is Magdelena. I came from Poland. Four years ago I finished Technical University - Polymers. In 2005 I went to Scotland to Edinburgh. I stayed in Edinburgh for three months and I went back to Poland. After two years I decided I would like to come back to Scotland I came to Inverness with my ex-boyfriend his brother and girlfriend. He went back to Poland but I stayed in Inverness.

I decided to stay in Inverness because my baby will be born here. Then I would like to start studying chemistry and I hope I will find a job in this profession. Now Inverness is my home but I miss my family and some of my favourite places in Poland.

My favourite place in Inverness is Ness park The song of the river and the birds make me relaxed."

This photograph was taken of Magdalena on the Ness Islands where she likes to spend time.

Emigration has been part of the Highland experience for hundreds of years; so too has immigration. Now with over 50 languages being spoken in Highland schools it is clear what a multicultural nation Scotland has become. This is one of a series of portraits of New Highlanders. They have come here for many reasons; to work, to study or to make a new life. They are all contributing to a new Scotland.

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Magdalena

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

immigration; emigration; personal stories; autobiography

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

New Highlanders

"My name is Magdelena. I came from Poland. Four years ago I finished Technical University - Polymers. In 2005 I went to Scotland to Edinburgh. I stayed in Edinburgh for three months and I went back to Poland. After two years I decided I would like to come back to Scotland I came to Inverness with my ex-boyfriend his brother and girlfriend. He went back to Poland but I stayed in Inverness.<br /> <br /> I decided to stay in Inverness because my baby will be born here. Then I would like to start studying chemistry and I hope I will find a job in this profession. Now Inverness is my home but I miss my family and some of my favourite places in Poland.<br /> <br /> My favourite place in Inverness is Ness park The song of the river and the birds make me relaxed."<br /> <br /> This photograph was taken of Magdalena on the Ness Islands where she likes to spend time.<br /> <br /> Emigration has been part of the Highland experience for hundreds of years; so too has immigration. Now with over 50 languages being spoken in Highland schools it is clear what a multicultural nation Scotland has become. This is one of a series of portraits of New Highlanders. They have come here for many reasons; to work, to study or to make a new life. They are all contributing to a new Scotland.