We’ve teamed up with the Scottish Government to create a series of films capturing the experiences of people who have come to Scotland after fleeing the war against Ukraine.

Ukrainians in Scotland is available to watch on YouTube. The short films include interviews with Ukrainians who have settled in Scotland, Scottish hosts who have welcomed guests from Ukraine, and employers providing job opportunities for New Scots.

Since war broke out in Ukraine, Scotland has welcomed more than 25,000 people fleeing the conflict. Ukrainians in Scotland provides an honest reflection of the experiences of a diverse selection of people over the last six months.

We hope the films will be useful to Ukrainians in Scotland and will help raise awareness about host accommodation available in more rural parts of the country.


Retired teacher, Willie Anderson, is hosting Anastasiia, who has fled war in Ukraine, at his rental property in the Scottish Highlands.


Michael Cusack from ACS Fashion explains the mutual benefits of creating jobs for New Scots, including people fleeing the war in Ukraine.


Vira Kompaniiets was working in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, when the war began. She shares her experiences of embracing life in the Scottish countryside.


Bohdan Kruk fled the war in Ukraine with his young son. Now they’re building friendships in Scotland with the help of their hosts, Clare and Ross MacDonald.

The full set of films from the Ukrainians in Scotland series can be viewed here.
Rachel Lamb
Author: Rachel Lamb