Refugee Festival Scotland

Tuesday 20 June – Sunday 2 July 2017


Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual Scotland-wide programme of arts, cultural, educational, heritage and sports events, coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council. Find out more about the festival.

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugees make to our rich cultural life in Scotland and the welcome offered by local people.

In 2016, Refugee Festival Scotland celebrated solidarity and encouraged people to stand visibly and proudly in solidarity with refugees.

In 2017, against the backdrop of the EU referendum outcome, we want to make sure that leaving the EU does not mean abandoning people who need refugee protection.

Throughout the festival, using the theme of ‘Connect', we will encourage people from all walks of Scottish society to connect with refugees, as neighbours, colleagues, classmates and friends. As people who have lost so much, but offer so much to Scotland.

The festival will explore the tangible and accessible actions we can all take to strengthen connections between local communities and new Scots rebuilding their lives here.

What's On! 

Refugee Festival Scotland is over for another year. But we'll be back in 2017 - watch this space.

Read our Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 Evaluation Report or take a look below at some of our highlights from our 2016 festival.  

Refgee Festival Scotland 2016 Infographic 2