Asylum seekers / refugees



New guidance issued to housing staff working with refugees

A new guide to ensure refugees’ right to quality accommodation is upheld has been issued to housing professionals.

Published 26 August 2016

Scotland ‘leading led the way’ in resettling Syrian refugees

Keith Vaz, the chairman of the House of Commons Home Affairs committee, has said that Scotland has “led the way” in the UK’s efforts to resettle refugees fleeing the war in Syria.

Published 4 August 2016

Queens Cross Housing Association football tournament welcomes refugees

Over 100 football fans came together for a community football tournament to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Glasgow.

Published 10 May 2016

Orkney councillors hold further discussions on Syrian refugee resettlement

Plans to offer a home in Orkney to Syrian refugees took a further step forward last week as councillors recommended that two properties currently held for student accommodation be used to house the two families that could be resettled here.

Published 29 March 2016

Blog: Aye welcome refugees - By Mhairi Black

Helping the homeless people on our streets and helping those who are suffering unimaginable tragedies in their home countries are not mutually exclusive. It is not a choice between one or the other.

Published 19 November 2015