Orkney Supporting Refugees

Orkney Supporting Refugees is a community group organised through Facebook of people in Orkney who wish to support refugees, focusing on the crisis in Europe.  They are currently trying to co-ordinate an effort to collect and send aid to the refugee camp in Calais. The Facebook page is a space for those who wish to either show their support or offer practical help towards alleviating the suffering of people fleeing persecution. It is also for posting up to date information on the crisis as well as any events happening in Orkney.

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

Orkney Interfaith Group

Orkney Interfaith Group usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Kirkwall.

News from Orkney

23 March 2016 The Orcadian – story about a decision by Orkney Islands Council for accomodating Syrian refugees

25 September 2015 – Orkney Islands Council agrees unanimously to support refugees