Will you show some love for refugees this Valentine’s Day by sharing an orange heart?

We’re inviting communities across Scotland to join us on Tuesday, 14 February in a show of friendship and solidarity with people seeking safety.

Here’s how you can get involved:
  • Make an orange heart to stick on the wall, or display in the window of your home, school, work, community centre or place of worship
  • Take a photo of your orange hearts and share them on social media, with the hashtag #TogetherWithRefugees
  • Or just share one of our ‘Aye Welcome Refugees’ social graphics, which you can find here
  • You can use the wording suggested below or choose a message of your own:

“This Valentine’s Day I’m showing some love for people seeking safety in Scotland. Today and every day #AyeWelcomeRefugees.”

  • Post your photo on Tuesday 14 February. You can also email it to media@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk so we can add it to our photo gallery.

Please remember to tag us in your posts, so we can like and share.

Why an orange heart?

The orange heart is the symbol of Together With Refugees, a coalition of over 300 groups and organisations across the UK calling for a fairer and more compassionate asylum system. We’re proud to be one of the founding members of Together With Refugees.

The heart is a symbol that we can all stand behind. It incorporates the colours of the refugee nation flag, which were inspired by a lifebelt, representing hope.

People have knitted hearts, painted hearts, written messages of hope on heart shaped pieces of paper and drawn hearts in sand on the beach. Groups of people have even come together to make a heart shape with their bodies. We particularly liked the colourful display that Modern Studies pupils at Clydebank High School created.  How you take part is entirely up to you!

Join us this Valentine’s Day and show some love for people seeking safety 🧡


Laura Delaney
Author: Laura Delaney