Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, dance, visual art and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety in Scotland. For two weeks every June, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and celebrate together: to sample a little of each other’s cultures, listen to each other’s stories and get to know each other better.
Thursday 20 June is World Refugee Day, a time when people around the world gather to acknowledge and pay tribute to all those who have been forced to flee their homes. We will be marking this important day, standing in solidarity with refugees worldwide and calling on our governments to do more to support refugees and people seeking international protection.
Refugee Festival Scotland is coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, an independent charity dedicated to providing advice and information to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland. Join us to campaign for positive change and to build a culture of welcome in Scotland.