Scottish schools could introduce Polish as a subject in an effort to make Poles feel more welcome following the Brexit vote, according to Scotland’s The Herald.
During a debate on the impact of Britain’s recent referendum decision to leave the EU, the Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Education Secretary John Swinney said he would “look very carefully” at introducing Polish in classrooms, The Herald reported.
Replying to a question from a Polish woman who said Polish was the largest minority language in Scotland and should be taught in schools alongside languages like French and German, Swinney said she had made “a very serious and significant point”.
Polish children make up over seven percent of pupils in some Scottish schools, The Herald reported.
It added that an estimated 80,000 Polish nationals live in Scotland – more than any other group from outside the UK.