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The Welcoming’s Friendship project supports New Scots (refugees, asylum seekers and migrants) to overcome social isolation and build community in Edinburgh. Through one-to-one and group befriending activities, participants are empowered to develop new skills and share their knowledge with others.
The Scottish Government has produced Welcome Packs for New Scots. The packs are currently available in five languages: English, Russian, Dari, Ukrainian and Pashto.
We are delighted to be part of Refugee Festival Scotland’s programme this year! You can view artwork created by our members at the Alternative Tracks event facilitated by Distanced Assemblage, at Edinburgh Printmakers. New Scots are also invited to our cross-cultural storytelling event to celebrate World Refugee Week 2022 together.
We look back on 2021 at The Welcoming as a year of challenge, but also as a year of opportunity – to show what we can achieve as a community. We have faced challenges to refugee and migrant rights at home and internationally, adapted our services throughout the pandemic, took climate action for our planet, and developed our approach to equality and diversity.
We are excited to be involved in COP26 along with thousands of people campaigning for climate justice. Our Welcoming team will be in the Green Zone at COP26 and at the March for Climate Justice in Glasgow. Find out how you can get involved.
We are delighted to be reopening The Welcoming office on a limited basis and expanding our hybrid approach to classes and activities. This means continuing to offer our services online, while creating more opportunities to connect in person.
The Welcoming presents The New Scots Ceilidh! People of Edinburgh, newcomers to Edinburgh… Come along to this exciting night of dance and entertainment to celebrate cultural diversity in our beautiful city, in occasion of St. Andrew’s Day. This event will