Asylum seekers / refugees

Hundreds of asylum seekers face being made homeless

Around 300 refugees in Glasgow could be made homeless from today when a private company begins a programme of changing locks to emergency accommodation.

Published 30 July 2018

Plans submitted for night shelter for refugees in Glasgow

A night shelter for asylum seekers or refugees could open in Glasgow if plans are approved by the city council.

Published 25 January 2018

New Scottish refugee integration strategy launched

A new strategy has been developed with the help of more than 700 asylum seekers and refugees to help them settle into communities across Scotland.

Published 10 January 2018

Councils lauded for humanitarian efforts as Scotland welcomes 2000th Syrian refugee

Scotland’s local authorities have been praised for their work to provide a safe home for refugee families as the country marked the arrival of the 2000th refugee through the Syrian Resettlement Programme, three years ahead of schedule.

Published 19 December 2017

Build new towns to house refugees, says Church of Scotland minister

A Church of Scotland minister has called for two new towns to be built in the Highlands that will house refugees.

Published 28 August 2017

Scotland welcomes 25% of Syrian refugees settled in UK

More than a quarter of all Syrian refugees who have arrived in the UK in the past two years have settled north of the Border.

Published 24 July 2017

SNP 2017 general election manifesto launched in Perth

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined the SNP’s key policies yesterday as the party leader revealed its manifesto for the upcoming general election.

Published 31 May 2017

Positive Action in Housing welcomes destitution report

Positive Action in Housing has welcomed a Holyrood committee’s report which found insecure immigration status to be a key aggravating factor leading to destitution.

Published 26 May 2017

Lack of accommodation a key element of proposed anti-destitution strategy

MSPs are calling for a national strategy to alleviate the situation of hundreds of people with insecure immigration status in Scotland from becoming destitute.

Published 23 May 2017

Govan Law Centre to launch Glasgow Asylum Seekers Project

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is to launch a Glasgow Asylum Seekers Project with a particular focus on housing, health and the living conditions of asylum seekers and their families and children in the city.

Published 12 May 2017

Glasgow houses almost twice as many asylum seekers than any other UK council

Glasgow is home to more asylum seekers than any other local authority area in the UK, research has found.

Published 11 April 2017

Red Cross report reveals plight of asylum seekers trapped in destitution

A new report from the British Red Cross has exposed how refused asylum seekers are trapped in a life of destitution in Scotland.

Published 6 March 2017

MPs slam Home Office for ‘shameful’ asylum housing

The state of some asylum accommodation provided by Home Office contractors throughout the UK has been branded “disgraceful” by MPs.

Published 31 January 2017

MSPs investigate destitution amongst asylum seekers

Ways in which Scottish public services can help asylum seekers facing destitution are to be investigated by MSPs on Holyrood’s equalities and human rights committee.

Published 25 January 2017

Scottish RSLs pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable Syrian families

Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland have shown an overwhelming act of solidarity and humanity as they pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme run by the UK government.

Published 25 November 2016