Scottish Refugee Council: Briefing for MSPs for Holyrood Debate on ‘Scotland Welcomes 1,000 Refugees’ (September 2016)

plus appendix: UK protection programmes for refugees


Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe
: Mapping Migration (Janumapping migrationary 2016) (PDF: 3.1MB)


Action of Churches Together in Scotland: Scottish Churches and Contemporary Migration, Conference Report (October 2008) (PDF: 391KB)


Mediterranean Hope of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy: Lampedusa: The World on an Island (July 2014) (PDF: 2.6MB)


New Scots: Integrating Refugees In Scotland’s Communities

“New Scots: Integrating Refugees In Scotland’s Communities” is a strategy that has been developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council.

The strategy supports delivery of the Scottish Government’s policy that refugees and asylum seekers should be welcomed, supported and integrated into our communities from day one. This will enable them to rebuild their lives in Scotland and make a full contribution to society.

The strategy provides a clear framework for all those working towards refugee integration from 2014 – 17. It includes six action plans on the needs of dispersed asylum seekers; employability and welfare; housing; education; health; and communities and social connections. The action plans set out specific outcomes, how they will be achieved and which organisations will be involved.


Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre: Addressing the needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children and child refugees in Scotland.