Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.

This year, the theme of Refugee Festival Scotland is Making Art, Making Home. The theme focuses on the talent, creativity and resilience of New Scots artists and community groups.

Arts, culture and sport are important in creating spaces for old and new Scots to meet and learn more about each other, breaking down barriers and laying new foundations of respect, solidarity and friendship. Have a look at the full programme here.

Refugee Festival Scotland is produced and coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, an independent charity dedicated to providing advice and information to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland. Join us to campaign for positive change and to build a culture of welcome in Scotland.

Thank you to all of our funders and supporters. We fundraise throughout the year to support refugee and local Scots communities to come together and participate in Refugee Festival Scotland. By making a donation you help us assist more people seeking sanctuary to re-build their lives in Scotland. To donate to Scottish Refugee Council, donate at one of our festival events or check our different ways to donate.  Thank you for supporting refugees in Scotland.