Syrians resettled in the Highlands will be presenting their photography at an online event on Tuesday 25th May at 7pm.

The event is a collaborative project between local Syrians, Document Scotland and HiMRA.

During February and March 2021, Document Scotland supported participants to photograph aspects of their lives and local environment. They held online workshop sessions to help guide the participants to shape their photography and co-curate the work they made.

The result is nine bodies of unique work, each of which expresses the photographer’s individual visual responses.


One participant, Belal from Dingwall, wrote about his contribution to the project:

“Through these photos we capture and preserve memories of our lives here in Scotland.

“The one where I am sitting in the garden with my Shisha, this photo, was taken after a very productive day where I managed to cut the grass, plant herbs, and finish off building the garden shed.”


If you wish to join the event on Tuesday, please send an email to with your name, contact number and whether you are attending as an individual or part of a group or organisation. They will then send you a link to the event which is free-to-attend and will last around 60-75 minutes, including a short time for questions and discussion at the end.


Highlighting the Highlands is being made possible by funding and support from Creative Scotland, HiMRA and Street Level Photoworks.


Do you have a story from your community you’d like to share? Contact our Storytelling Officer Chris Afuakwah.

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