Syrian Refugees Aberdeenshire

Syrian Refugees Aberdeenshire is a website which shares research, press articles, papers and information documents relevant to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Aberdeenshire.  If you would like to find out more or offer to get more involved please contact katie.maclean@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Donation Appeal for New Scots Syrian families

The Church of Scotland Presbytery of Gordon, Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre (AMIC) and the North East Scotland Credit Union (NESCU) have joined together to launch a donation appeal for the families who have arrived in Aberdeenshire during the last few weeks from UNCHR refugee camps near Syria. For more information read this news story.

Payments can be made by on-line transfer using: S/c 608301 act 20139906. When using this process you must put your name and 10017 as reference for the payment. Cheques can be made payable to NESCU and sent to 7 Finnan Place, Torry, Aberdeen AB11 8RG. Alternatively contact NESCU on 01224 899688 / 0300 66 63728 or email info@nescu.co.uk.

There is currently no City of Sanctuary group in Aberdeenshire.  If you would be interested in forming a group please let us know to see if we can help.

Interfaith Groups

Although there are no interfaith groups in Aberdeenshire, you would be welcome to find out more about the work of Interfaith Moray or Aberdeen Inter Faith Group – or contact Interfaith Scotland if you would think you could help set something up.

News from Aberdeenshire

20 May 2016 Press and Journal – story about Syrian refugee integration ‘hailed a success’ in Aberdeenshire

23 March 2016 – Faith groups and credit union launch donation appeal

29 February 2016 Press and Journal – story ‘Aberdeenshire prepares for arrival of first Syrian refugees’

9 September 2016 Press and Journal – article confirming refugees from Syria will be coming to Aberdeenshire