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Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual Scotland-wide programme of arts, cultural, educational, heritage and sport events that brings refugee and local communities together. Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, the festival celebrates the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland and the welcome offered by local people.

This year’s festival runs from Tuesday 20 June – Sun 2 July 2017.


 This year, the festival’s theme is Connect. Throughout Refugee Festival Scotland we will 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.

Our call for entries for Refugee Festival Scotland’s Open Programme and Creative Communities Funds is now closed.

Get in touch

For more information please contact  / 0141 248 9799.

Chris Pettigrew
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