Archives 1995 to the present

2019

Calls for landlords to use non-legal measures to prevent Serco asylum …

CommonSpace – 15 April 2019

Campaigners raise fears over fresh Glasgow asylum seeker evictions …

HeraldScotland-12 Apr 2019

4 Ways Christians Can Help Refugees

Christianheadlines.com (blog)-10 Apr 2019

Leading human rights campaigner to represent blind international …

The Courier-21 Mar 2019

Campaigners and politicians rally to defend Dundee student at risk of …

CommonSpace-19 Mar 2019

Talat Ahmed: Views on Israel should not be the dividing line in …

CommonSpace-14 Mar 2019

Caring professor honoured for services to city asylum seekers

Evening Times-11 Mar 2019

Italian gran who moved to UK in 1960 must prove ‘right to stay’ over …

Mirror.co.uk-3 Mar 2019

Serco loses government’s asylum accommodation contract in Scotland

Scottish Housing News-9 Jan 2019

2018

Brave Hearts: Scotland’s heroes of 2018

HeraldScotland-29 Dec 2018

WATCH: The people who gave their spare rooms to Scotland’s asylum …

The Sunday Post-23 Dec 2018

Mohammad Abu Sammour: Funeral for murdered Airdrie dad-of-four …

Evening Times-6 Dec 2018

Heartbreaking appeal from wife of Airdrie murder victim as funeral …

Glasgow Live-6 Dec 2018

Family joy as ‘Scotland’s child’ Sudais Asif becomes UK citizen after …

Scottish Daily Record-18 Nov 2018

Orphan injured in Pakistan gas explosion officially becomes citizen of …

Evening Times-18 Nov 2018

Scottish teen who stabbed Syrian refugee in frenzied attack jailed for …

Sky News-17 Aug 2018

Teenager detained for attempted murder of refugee in Edinburgh

The Guardian-17 Aug 2018

Orphan injured in Pakistan gas explosion starts school in Glasgow

Evening Times-15 Aug 2018

Second Glasgow housing association warns Serco over locks on …

Inside Housing-10 Aug 2018

Serco asylum seeker evictions to be challenged in court

Inside Housing-6 Aug 2018

Serco halts evictions as housing associations offer support

Third Force News-6 Aug 2018

Hundreds attend asylum seeker evictions protest in Glasgow

The Scotsman-4 Aug 2018

 

Serco to pause plans to evict asylum seekers after Glasgow protests

The Guardian-4 Aug 2018

 

Hundreds expected at latest mass protest against Serco eviction of …

Glasgow Live-4 Aug 2018

 

Hundreds expected to join Glasgow protest against eviction of asylum …

The Scotsman-3 Aug 2018

 

Serco chief blasted for dodging asylum row over bid to turf 300 war …

Scottish Daily Record-2 Aug 2018

 

Being a “failed asylum seeker” leads directly to homelessness on the …

New Statesman-2 Aug 2018

 

Scots fuming at multi-millionaire grandson of Winston Churchill after …

Scottish Daily Record-1 Aug 2018

 

Crusading asylum seeker’s stand against eviction could save 300 …

Scottish Daily Record-31 Jul 2018

 

Housing associations urge Serco to rethink asylum seeker evictions plan

Inside Housing-31 Jul 2018

 

Morning Briefing: MPs demand answers on green paper delay

Inside Housing-31 Jul 2018

 

Sajid Javid urged to halt Serco eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers

The Guardian-30 Jul 2018

 

Scottish MPs join together to fight the latest shameful ‘hostile …

The Canary-30 Jul 2018

 

Campaigners to stage protest over eviction of asylum seekers

Glasgow Live-30 Jul 2018

 

Alison Phipps: We live in cruel times, and courage is made in times …

The National-25 Jul 2018

 

Edinburgh teen admits racially aggravated stabbing of Syrian

The Guardian-19 Jul 2018

 

Syrian refugee stabbed in ‘racially-motivated’ attack in Edinburgh

The Independent-7 May 2018

 

How you can help the Windrush generation

The Guardian-26 Apr 2018

 

Maryhill Housing announces pair of senior appointments

Scottish Housing News-27 Feb 2018

 

Positive Action in Housing asking for people to give a room to a refugee

Evening Times-25 Feb 2018

 

How to help refugees if you feel helpless

Metro-6 Feb 2018

 

No recourse to public funds: How the UK’s hostile environment policy …

Holyrood-17 Jan 2018

2017

Campaigners gather in Glasgow this morning to support destitute …

Third Force News (blog)-27 Oct 2017

 

Volunteers wanted to help homeless people with refugee and migrant …

Glasgow Live-5 Oct 2017

 

Campaigners demand closure of Dungavel migrant detention centre

Independent Catholic News-27 Sep 2017

 

Charities join forces to tell Holyrood committee that homelessness is …

Scottish Housing News-27 Sep 2017

 

Campaigners demand inquiry over death at Dungavel detention centre

The Times-20 Sep 2017

 

Destitute immigrants in UK are threatened with having children removed

The Guardian-13 Jun 2017

 

Positive Action in Housing welcomes destitution report

Scottish Housing News-26 May 2017

 

‘It’s like Airbnb for refugees’: UK hosts and their guests – in pictures

The Guardian-8 May 2017

 

Charities reveal the desperate fight for survival facing asylum seekers …

Third Force News-17 Mar 2017

 

The crimes that shocked Glasgow in 2016

Glasgow Live-5 Jan 2017

 

2016

How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

Third Force News-8 Dec 2016

 

Refugee charity had its busiest year ever in 2016 and warns 2017 will …

Third Force News-25 Nov 2016

 

Scottish RSLs pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable Syrian families

Scottish Housing News-25 Nov 2016

 

Scots have donated £2500 to a disabled refugee allegedly attacked in …

Third Force News-15 Nov 2016

 

Plan for immigration removal centre near Glasgow airport rejected

The Guardian-8 Nov 2016

 

Dungavel detention centre closure: Campaigners welcome end of …

The Independent-8 Sep 2016

 

Dungavel immigration detention centre to close

BBC News-8 Sep 2016

 

Underclass of the homeless: Scots volunteers give shelter to …

Scottish Daily Record-9 Apr 2016

 

2015

We are giving a Syrian refugee a home this Christmas

The Independent-23 Dec 2015

 

Tributes follow death of Aberdeenshire Council head of housing …

Scottish Housing News-18 Dec 2015

 

Here’s how you can offer your spare room to a refugee

Metro-3 Dec 2015

 

First Syrian refugees arrive in Glasgow to low-key welcome

The Guardian-17 Nov 2015

 

As police report spike in hate attacks, is xenophobia on the rise in …

CommonSpace-16 Nov 2015

 

Charity uses conference to highlight plight of refugees

Glasgow Evening Times-4 Nov 2015

 

Insight: Operation welcome Syria’s refugees

Scotsman-19 Sep 2015

 

How do I … offer a room to a refugee?

The Guardian-11 Sep 2015

 

Opening my home to refugees has been humbling and eye-opening

The Guardian-8 Sep 2015

 

Refugee crisis: How should homeowners go about helping to provide …

The Independent-7 Sep 2015

 

Scottish housing associations to agree practical response to refugee …

Scottish Housing News-7 Sep 2015

 

Helping refugees in Europe: your questions answered

Red Cross Blogs (blog)-4 Sep 2015

 

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe – now it …

The Independent-2 Jul 2015

 

Exclusive: Home Office condemned after “inhumane” dawn raid on …

CommonSpace-29 May 2015

 

2014

Burned baby Mohammad Sudais resuscitated before surgery

BBC News-27 Feb 2014

 

Burned baby Mohammad Sudais arrives in Scotland

BBC News-20 Feb 2014

 

Pakistan gas explosion baby to come to Scotland

BBC News-11 Feb 2014

 

2013

SNP pledge: we’ll let asylum seekers work in Scotland

Herald Scotland-7 Dec 2013

 

Scottish politicians attack ‘going home’ immigration posters as ‘shameful’

The Independent-30 Aug 2013

 

UK Border Agency posters branded ‘racist’

BBC News-30 Aug 2013

 

2012

Anger over no inquiry into Red Road asylum family deaths

BBC News-9 Aug 2012

 

Red Road suicide: Russian family had warned of plan to kill themselves

Scotsman-5 Apr 2012

 

2011

Scotland’s ‘tartan with a turban’ culture can teach the English how to …

Scotsman-6 Mar 2011

 

2010

Asylum seekers ‘guilty until proven innocent’

BBC News-19 May 2010

 

Child detention to end at Dungavel removal centre

BBC News-18 May 2010

 

I stowed away in a ship from Sudan to come here. But it’s like a prison

Independent-12 Mar 2010

 

Russian family ‘jumped to deaths’ from Glasgow flats

BBC News-8 Mar 2010

 

2009

BBC News – Asylum mother and child released from custody

BBC News-18 Dec 2009

 

2008

Sleepout focus on asylum plight

BBC News-11 June 2008

 

Eviction ‘pressure’ on asylum seekers

The Guardian – 3 Feb 2008

 

2007

UK: Kurdish girl, 14, released from detention after health concerns

“We welcome and celebrate Meltem’s release.” – 24 November 2007

 

Something remarkable | Opinion |

The Guardian – !2 April 2007

 

2006

Tears, anger, threatened suicide – another dawn raid

The Scotsman – 5 October 2006

 

2005

Exchange over asylum row tactics

BBC NEWS | 27 November 2005

 

Dawn raid furore family deported

BBC NEWS | 29 September 2005

 

2004

Britain: anti-asylum measures lead to suicides and self-harm

WSWS – 28 Sept 2004

 

Campaigners raise asylum bail

BBC NEWS | 16 September 2004

 

Asylum seekers on hunger strike

BBC News-28 Aug 2004

 

Another asylum seeker takes own life

Institute of Race Relations – 19 May 2004

 

2003

Glasgow’s crying shame | Politics | The Guardian

The guardian – 5 Oct 2003

 

Calls to close Dungavel

BBC News-5 Sept 2003

 

2002

Detainees ‘gagged’ at centre

BBC News – 13 May, 2002

Dear Mr Blunkett It is my second birthday in detention. I want my brother to spend his with his friends. Can you please help me? Nikola Garzova, Room 409, Dungavel

14 April 2002

 

Dungavel Detention Centre – Visitors Abused and Refused

21 Mar 2002

 

2001

Chhokar family’s criticism borne out by leaks

The Herald – 24 October 2001

 

Glasgow changes policy on asylum seekers

Community Care – 7 aug 2001

 

Scots under fire for ‘scratching surface’ with anti-racism plans

The guardian – Wed 14 Feb 2001