Who we are
Passionate campaigners for refugees – providing vital advice since 1985
Our vision is for a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome.
Helping refugees rebuild their lives in Scotland
Since 1985, Scottish Refugee Council has worked to ensure all refugees in Scotland are treated fairly, with dignity and that their human rights are respected.
An independent charity, we’re here to provide essential information and advice, but that’s just part of the story. We also campaign for political change, raise awareness about issues that affect refugees, and work closely with local communities and organisations.
There are approximately 40 of us based here in Glasgow, as well as over 50 volunteers who give their valuable time to help us in our work, from advising new refugees, providing advice to helping us raise funds.
Our organisational structure
Our Board of Directors is made up of people from a range of backgrounds, including some who came to Scotland as refugees.
Our patrons are Nelson Mandela, journalist and critic Joyce McMillan and former Solicitor General for Scotland Lord McCluskey.
Our members include individuals and organisations, and you can join them. If you’d like to attend our AGMs and have a casting vote in our work, find out more about membership.
Our Strategic Plan 2010 – 2013
Scottish Refugee Council Strategic Plan 2010-2013
For more information about our work now and in the future, read our Strategic Plan (PDF).
Each year our Board of Directors revisits the short-term plan. Our Annual Reviews give an idea of the work we’ve been doing each year.