North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Refugee Resettlement

As part of North Ayrshire Council’s strategic plan, issues relating to the resettlement of Syrian refugees is included under their ‘communities’ theme, with implementation being taken forward by the Housing Service. North Ayrshire Council anticipate hosting between 50 and 100 Syrians over the lifetime of the UK Government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme which runs from  2015-2020.  If you would like to get in touch with North Ayrshire Council Housing Service, then visit the website, or contact the Council telephone 01294 310000.

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities, find out what is on offer at the website of The Ayrshire Community Trust (for the mainland) or Arran Community and Voluntary Service (for Arran).

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

Ayrshire Interfaith Forum

You can find out more about the Ayrshire Interfaith Forum by visiting their page on the Interfaith Scotland website or by emailing  You can also learn more about upcoming meetings and events on the Facebook page.

News from North Ayrshire

30 July 2016 Largs and Millport News – Fairlie activist participates in Fairtrade Conference in Lebanon, learns about refugee situation

18 November 2015 Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – North Ayrshire to welcome Syrian refugees

18 September 2015 Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – North Ayrshire Council votes unanimously to accept Syrian refugees

11 September 2015 Daily Record – North Ayrshire residents rally for refugees