Scottish Borders Council have published a report and Frequently Asked Questions about their involvement in the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. They expect 10 Syrian families to come to the area over the period 2015-2020. The first two families are now in Galashiels.
Citizens UK have a local #RefugeesWelcome contact and co-ordinator in the Scottish Borders: Harriet Campbell. To get in touch to offer support with advocacy and community organising, email Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugees Welcome – Scottish Borders also have a Facebook page. Here you can find out more about planned events and opportunities to get involved locally.
News from the Scottish Borders
21 June 2016 ITV – story that refugee children will be get specialised support in school
2 March 2016 Border Telegraph – report that the first two refugee families arrive in the Borders
13 November 2015 BBC – report that Syrian refugees will be welcome in the Borders
5 November 2015 – Scottish Borders Council to consider Syrian refugee resettlement