Erskine protest attended by far right activists linked to banned neo-Nazi group
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.
Far right group accused of trying to stir racial hatred in Erskine
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 facing second Christmas in hotels ‘abandoned’ by the system
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.
More than £1bn awarded to private firms by councils
Scottish councils have awarded contracts worth more than £1bn to private companies since 2015, The Ferret can reveal.
Asylum seeking children missed months of school while in overcrowded B&Bs
Asylum children in Scotland have spent months living in overcrowded B&B rooms with their families and struggled to access schooling.
Soaring rates of self-harm by asylum seekers linked to ‘institutional’ accommodation
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
Glasgow welcome: campaigners call for Scottish alternative to Patel’s ‘anti-refugee’ bill
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.
Poverty tsar calls for Home Office accountability over asylum support crisis
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.
Children’s commissioner calls for ‘urgent review’ of asylum mother and baby unit
Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner has written to the Home Office's accommodation provider, calling for an “urgent review" of a Glasgow mother and baby unit for asylum seekers.