Scottish Borders



Scottish Borders Council – Syrian Resettlement

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 – #RefugeesWelcome Scottish Borders

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

Refugees Welcome – Scottish Borders also have a Facebook page.  Here you can find out more about planned events and opportunities to get involved locally.

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

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