About Refugee Festival Scotland

Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, Refugee Festival Scotland brings together people from refugee and local communities to celebrate the contribution refugees make to our rich cultural life in Scotland and the welcome offered by local people. 


The theme for Refugee Festival Scotland 2017 is Connect

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

This year we are using the theme Connect to encourage people from all walks of Scottish society to connect with people who have come here seeking refugee protection. These New Scots are our neighbours, colleagues, classmates and friends.

The festival will explore the different actions we can take to build and strengthen connections between local communities and with the new Scots rebuilding their lives here.

For more information about Refugee Festival Scotland please contact:

festival@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk / 011 248 9799

Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 Programme

Take a look at our 2016 Refugee Festival Scotland programme! Here you can see some of our previous programme highlights and how the festival brings people together.

We will share details of how you can get involved in 2017 soon - watch this space.