Scottish Refugee Council
Ukrainians in Scotland - Kingussie

Film & Campaign Description

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.

The short films include interviews with Ukrainians who have settled in Scotland, Scottish hosts who have welcomed guests from Ukraine, and employers providing job and resettlement 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 18 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.

To view all the films in this campaign, please visit Ukrainians in Scotland - Scottish Refugee Council

Scottish Refugee Council

We are Scotland’s national refugee charity. Every year, we support thousands of men, women and children as they rebuild their lives in Scotland. We believe that everyone seeking safety should receive the same warm welcome and respect, no matter where they’re from or how they arrived.

Our vision is of a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome. Our mission is to build a society where people of all ages are protected, find safety and support, have their human rights and dignity respected and are able to achieve their full potential.

We work within an increasingly complex and interconnected system of services and policies which can be both welcoming to, and hostile towards, people seeking safety, promoting and furthering the relief of persons who have become displaced persons, refugees or asylum seekers from the countries of their origin or domicile by reason of hostilities, persecution, oppressions discrimination, natural disasters, economic adversity or other, like causes and to provide assistance to the families and dependents of such persons who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.

In this ever-changing context, we offer:

• A clear and courageous voice calling for a fairer and more humane asylum and protection system, at both Scottish and UK levels

• Responsive, consistent and inclusive support for refugees, whatever their legal status and situation

• Expert information, advice and training for policy makers, local authorities, community organisations and people seeking safety

• A collaborative approach, working closely with partner organisations, service providers and service users to ensure refugees receive the right support

• Decades of lived and learned experience which shapes our work and enables us to constructively hold policy makers and service providers to account

• National leadership to help groups and organisations across the country connect and collaborate with one another, build capacity and better represent their communities.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: