South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire – Refugee Resettlement

South Ayrshire Council has agreed to participate in the UK Government’s refugee resettlement scheme.  It has supported 16 Afghan families to move to the area and is committed to working to assist people from Syrian identified by through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme.  The local authority expect around 42 people from Syria to come to South Ayrshire in the five years up to 2020.

If you would be interested in supporting the Syrian families with their integration and welcome, please contact South Ayrshire Council, or find out if there are any volunteer opportunities by visiting the website of Voluntary Action South Ayrshire.

There is currently no City of Sanctuary group in South 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 South Ayrshire

22 July 2016 – Participatory budgeting event sees local people awarding cash to help Syrian families contact relatives at home with technology

23 October 2015 – South Ayrshire Council staff donate goods to help people in Calais migrant camp

9 October 2015 – South Ayrshire Council votes unanimously to commit to holistic support for Syrian refugees