The Edinburgh Evening News
wrote an article recognising the life and some of the achievements of
The article was published on
March 6, 2009, in the paper's series of articles titled: 'Real Lives' .
Here are some brief extracts from the article:
"Tributes have been paid to Marian Boron, a lecturer in photography
at Napier College for two decades, who has died, aged 87."
The article mentioned Marian's birth in Germany in 1921, his
childhood in Poland, and becoming a teacher at a Polish school in
Germany in 1946, before moving to Britain in 1947, and settling with his
wife, the following year, in Edinburgh where they brought up their
"He worked at Campbell Harper's Studio in Leith from 1951 to 1961,
while teaching a night school photography class in the city.
Marion subsequently worked as a lecturer at Napier College from around
1961 until his retiral about twenty-five years later, at the age of 65.
His eldest son, Stefan, said:
'He was treasurer of the Polish Catholic Church in Edinburgh for many
years, and was also a great support ot Polish scout troops in the Capital.
He also liked to sing and he liked his poetry. He liked languages as well
and could speak Polish, English and German, and he knew Latin.'
The Edinburgh Evening News article continued:
Tuffy, a colleague of Mr Boran for many years at Napier said:
'He was a tremendously warm person, an incredible character and very, very
much loved by all the students.
The only time they had a huge party for one of the members of staff was
for Marian, around the time he retired, when all the students going back
years met for a huge party and we all learnt the Polish national anthem
and sang it in his honour.' "
Evening News: March 6, 2009, p.16