We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards 2022!

The annual awards, organised in partnership with the National Union of Journalists, acknowledge and celebrate journalism on refugee and asylum issues in Scotland that is responsible, fair and well-researched.

And the winners are…

Local media

Runner up: Greater Govanhill Magazine, No One Is Illegal – We All Belong

Winner: Lindsay Bruce for The Press and Journal, ‘I’m so relieved’: Gran’s joy as her Ukrainian family reunite in Aberdeen

Print News

Runner Up: Gordon Blackstock for The Daily Record, The freezing, cramped squalor Scots asylum seekers forced to live in

Winner: Mark Aitken & Craig McDonald for The Sunday Post, Catastrophic famine looms in Afghanistan as experts warn more refugees are fleeing Taliban and hunger


Runner up: Katie Hunter for BBC Reporting Scotland, Park Inn Home Office

Winner: Kaye Nicolson for STV, Seeking Asylum in Scotland: “Give us a chance”


Runner up: Anita Bhadani for The National, In Our Shoes’: poetry collection showcases writing from refugee women

Winner: Karin Goodwin for The Ferret, Home Office condemned for ‘parallel world’ of ‘unsuitable’ Scottish asylum accommodation

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards such a success – from the people with lived experience who had the courage to share their stories, to the journalists that helped tell those stories with such care and compassion.
Rachel Lamb
Author: Rachel Lamb