Refugee Festival Scotland

A two-week festival across Scotland, celebrating the contribution refugees make to Scotland’s cultural life.

Refugee Festival Scotland is back for its 17th year with a nationwide programme of events including  music, visual art, discussions, films, community and family celebrations, food events and a football tournament.

Produced by Scottish Refugee Council, the two-week festival celebrates the contribution refugees make to Scotland’s cultural life.

The festival runs 20 June - 2 July and takes place in venues across Scotland.

Refugee Festival Scotland programme highlights 

Food & drink 

Kuche street market 

Market stalls run by refugee cooks selling street food reminiscent of their own market culture.

July 1, 11am – 5pm 

3 Ross Street (near Barras Market) Glasgow 


Sounds from Ghana via Morocco 

An evening of live music by acclaimed Ghanaian artists Gameli Tordzro and Reuben Y Odoi combining traditional tunes from Ghana with contemporary musical influences from across Africa and the West. 

June 21, 7.30pm 

Dram! 232 Woodlands Road, Glasgow

Family & community 

Connect with food and photos 

Cook out on open fires, bring a dish to share, take a photo walk in the woods, take part in craft activities or watch a film in a cinema yurt. Everyone is welcome. Come and connect with new friends under the trees, for this special event hosted by the Forestry Commission Scotland and Urban Roots. 

June 28, 3-8pm 

Malls Mire Community Woodland, Glasgow 

View the full programme of events at

Date 20/06/2017 - 02/07/2017
Time All Day
Venue Various, Scotland

Scottish Refugee Council
Category Arts and Culture