Personal insights from behind the scenes

Our blogs are written by staff members at Scottish Refugee Council, as well as people from a variety of backgrounds who are keen to discuss the issues that refugees and people seeking asylum face.

We are always looking for contributors for our blogs, particularly if you have experience as a refugee or of the asylum system. Contact our Digital Communications Officer if you’d like to get involved.

The opinions expressed in our blogs are the views and opinions of the writer.  Scottish Refugee Council cannot be held responsible for others' opinions.


  • Congo river web 11 August 2010 Long journey to Scotland "We thought Glasgow was a city with crimes, windy, too cold with the worst weather in the UK. That’s the information we had been told by other people at the hotel..." (0 Comments)
  • kate instructing dancers2small 17 June 2010 Who is at the party? “I find it ... absolutely appropriate that leading up to Refugee Week I should be nurtured in such a way by such a gorgeous Sri Lankan family. It reminds me that... collectively we are Glaswegians as this is our chosen home... living our lives here." (0 Comments)
  • SmilingLady1 15 June 2010 I wish you’d just ask me, “what is a refugee?” A refugee living in Glasgow, explains what the terms "refugee" and "asylum seeker" actually mean in international law. (0 Comments)