A charity is raising fears about asylum accommodation after a traumatised refugee family was housed on the edge of a notoriously derelict and abandoned estate in Port Glasgow.
A protest in Erskine against asylum seekers, organised by the far right group Patriotic Alternative, was attended by people from England with past links to a banned neo-Nazi terror group.
A far right group in Scotland targeted by a government counter-terrorism strategy is seeking to exploit concerns in Erskine over asylum seekers being housed in a local hotel.
Asylum seekers – who are spending their second Christmas without having their claim for sanctuary considered and living in a hotel – say they have been “abandoned by the system”, with some reporting feeling suicidal.
Scottish councils have awarded contracts worth more than £1bn to private companies since 2015, The Ferret can reveal.
Asylum children in Scotland have spent months living in overcrowded B&B rooms with their families and struggled to access schooling.
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
Glasgow should restart the refugee dispersal scheme to stop the Home Office from introducing asylum reception centres in barracks and disused oil rigs, claim campaigners.
The chair of Scotland’s poverty and inequality commission has called for the Home Office to be held to account for leaving aslylum seekers without food or money.