Dumfries and Galloway



Massive Outpouring of Love – D&G Refugee Action

Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) Dumfries and Galloway Refugee Action is a charity organising the collection and delivery of supplies and human kindness to those in need at home and abroad. So far, they have helped locally, and in Calais, Lesvos, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Hungary and Jordan. They are organised via a Facebook group which lists items currently requested.  They are also happy to hear from people willing to volunteer to help sort and parcel donations, shift, lift, make tea and bring cake. They also appreciate financial donations, you can donate directly to their Bank Account (80-22-60 14196360) or via PayPal.  For further details visit their Facebook page.

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

Dumfries and Galloway Inter Faith Group

The local interfaith group plans regular events and is always looking for interested people to come along and join in. Email Melinda Dolan at equalityanddiversity@dumgal.gov.uk for more information or to join the mailing list, or visit their page on the Interfaith Scotland website for recent news.

Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association

Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association is an organisation open to all members of ethnic, religious and cultural minority communities in the region as well as organisations and individuals keen to promote the aims of the Association.

Their main aims are to:

  • support people from ethnic, religious and cultural minorities
  • provide education and training for organisations about minority issues
  • share information about activities and events across the region
  • provide services including translation and interpretation
  • establish a Multicultural Centre as a place to meet and celebrate the special events of our faith and communities

It’s there to help people to integrate into Scottish society and play their full part.  It also works to prevent discrimination and to make everyone aware of the benefits of diverse cultures living together in South West Scotland.

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association by telephone 01387 254624, email info@dgma.org.uk or visit the website.

News from Dumfries and Galloway

20 February 2016 BBC – report on new ways of teaching English to be started in Dumfries and Galloway with newly arrived refugees

17 December 2015 dgwgo.com – item about the Council update report on progress with regard to Syrian resettlement

16 November 2015 ITV – news about D&G anticipating taking around 20 Syrian families

9 September 2015 Daily Record – story about more than 2,000 local people offering aid to refugees