17 - 26 June 2022

A festival for


Thanks so much to everyone who helped make Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 such a success. We had an absolute blast!

People from refugee backgrounds make a huge contribution to life in Scotland. We believe that's worth celebrating. Our unique festival brings people together to meet, mix and get to know each other better.

This year the theme was storytelling. Our stories reflect the journeys our lives have taken and the places we want to go. Everyone has a story to share, and there are so many ways to tell them - through music, dance, food, film, poetry, art and theatre.

We're looking forward to celebrating with you again next year. In the meantime, take a look at the stories below for some of this year's highlights.


#RefugeeFestScot Round-up: Highlights

The Refugee Festival Scotland we all know and love was back in full swing this year! And people were ready for a celebration! Festival Officer Eleanor Harris gives us a round-up of this year’s festival:  In the 22 years since our very first Festival, I can’t think of a time…

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#RefugeeFestScot round-up: What’s your story?

Our Storytelling Officer Chris Afuakwah reflects on the theme of Stories at this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. We are all made of stories. And my role for the past few years has been all about them. Hearing them, speaking them, sharing them, encouraging people to share theirs, to take agency…

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#RefugeeFestScot round-up: Beyond the Lines

Razan Madhoon, our Cross Borders Programme Coordinator, reviews our new short film “Beyond the Lines.” On Thursday 16th June, Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 kicked off with the premier screening of “Beyond the lines”; a short film created by our Cross Borders project. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with the Film Maker Lucas…

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