Previous arts projects

Find out more about some of our many previous arts and heritage projects

Here are a few examples of the outcome of some of our recent arts projects:

Lest We Forget - First World War: Refugees Then and Now 

In 2016, Scottish Refugee Council’s arts and heritage project ‘Lest We Forget: First World War – Refugees Then and Now’ brought together new and established Scots as Heritage Researchers to discover and document the arrival, reception and experiences of Belgian refugees in Scotland during the First World War from 1914 – 1918.

Writing for Refugee Women

Scottish Refugee Council and Refugee Survival Trust approached the award winning writers Jackie Kay and Jane McKie and to support the Stop Destitution campaign. Both met with three destitute refugee women in Glasgow in order to write a creative response to their experiences. On International Women's Day 2013, Jackie Kay premiered them to a small audience at the Glasgow Women's Library.

Here We Stay

'Here We Stay' was a community theatre and musical production that celebrated the rich and diverse life stories of asylum-seekers, refugees and local residents living in Glasgow. 'Here We Stay' premiered in November 2012 to critical acclaim with 4 star review from The Scotsman.

Courage: The Film

Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention' from 2011 is a two-minute documentary featuring two people who've come to Scotland in very different circumstances, but who both fled for their lives.

Glasgow Girls

The real life story of a seven young asylum seeking girls who fought against the detention and deportation of one of their class-mates might not seem like an obvious topic for a stage musical, but in 2012 that is exactly what it became with the support of Scottish Refugee Council.


Roadkill was a multiple award winning, heart wrenching play that conveys the story of a trafficked child. The story was created with advice and support from Scottish Refugee Council and premiered in 2010.