‘Completely unacceptable’: John Swinney condemns Home Office following reports of children detained at Dungavel
Reports that child refugees are still being held at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre almost a decade after the Home Office announced an end to the policy have led to fresh calls for the devolution of asylum powers
Glasgow’s Robert Makutsa is denied asylum bail as loved ones vow to fight on
The week after he was supposed to be married Robert Makutsa, a staple of Glasgow’s music scene, faces extended detention and deportation
ROBERT MAKUTSA, a Glasgow resident and Kenyan national, has been denied bail today (Tuesday 14 February) by an asylum bail tribunal at the Eagle building in Glasgow.
Police Scotland accused of brutality during migrant raid protests
As campaigners take direct action, police face accusations of brute force
ACTIVISTS have accused officers from Police Scotland of a “brutal response” to protests held against the removal of a Kenyan man by Home Office services in Glasgow.
Last night [Thursday 24 November] a group of campaigners held an emergency demonstration outside the Home Office Scotland branch HQ in Brand Street, at 4.30pm, in response to the detention Robert “Babu” Makutsa.
Campaigners form coalition to stop Dungavel replacement in its tracks
As Dungavel detention centre is set to close, campaigners warn of inhumane nature of replacement
CAMPAIGNERS have formed a coalition to prevent a new detention centre being set up for those in Scotland waiting for their asylum cases or appeals to be heard.
Scottish Refugee Council challenges landlords to do better for refugees
Council issues guide to landlords and housing groups to ensure refugees’ right to quality accommodation is respected
THE right to quality housing is "fundamental" in allowing new refugees in Scotland to reach their "full potential", according to the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) in a new housing guide.
The report was commissioned following what it suggests is a growing need for good provision in housing for refugees coming to Scotland and concerns about the quality of housing provided.
#WorldRefugeeDay sees highest ever number of people displaced
2,500 died in 2016 alone trying to cross the Mediterranean
THE NUMBER of people displaced by conflict has reached 65.3m – the highest number ever – the UN has reported.
Marking World Refugee Day, the UN has said that there are now more refugees and internally displaced people than ever before, with 1 in 113 of all people on earth having fled conflict or persecution.
More than half of all these people come from either Syria, Afghanistan or Somalia; and half are children.
Megan Crawford: Meet the family trying to flee the Saudi Government in Scotland
Megan Crawford of the Scottish Secular Society explains the story of Haifa Alshamrani's family, who are seeking asylum in Scotland
THE Scottish Secular Society is calling upon the Home Office to recognise the needs of local asylum seekers as they fight to free themselves from the abusive control of Saudi Arabia.
CommonSpace's Liam O’Hare wins Best Film at Scottish Refugee Council media awards
CommonSpace short ‘Behind the Wire’ wins Best Film award for Dungavel detention investigation
JOURNALIST AND PRODUCER Liam O’Hare won the award for ‘Best Broadcast/Film’ at the Scottish Refugee Council media awards for his CommonSpace film ‘Behind the Wire’, which tells the story of those detained at Dungavel - Scotland’s only refugee detention centre.