Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Closing Dungavel – a chance to end indefinite detention in Scotland?

by Jerome Phelps   In early September, the new Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill announced the closure of Dungavel, the only detention centre in Scotland.  The centre will be replaced in … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

November Interview: Report from Calais ‘Jungle’ eviction

This month we spoke to Jon. Jon is a Glaswegian passing through France on his way home from Galicia in Spain. Realising he would pass through Calais just days before … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Series: A Portrait of James Connolly

2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising. Join us on 9th November at the CCA to commemorate the Easter Rising with the film and tribute: A Portrait of James … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Series: The Crossing and Stateless on Lesvos

We are very happy to announce the return of the GRAMNet and BEMIS film series! This month, on Wednesday 19th October we will launch the series with a double bill … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Out of the Cage: Positive Reporting about Women and Migration

By Angeline Mwafulirwa   The UN estimates that at least 232 million people currently live outside their country of origin, many having moved for a variety of reasons. In and … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

August Interview: Alice Myers

This month we spoke to Alice Myers, an artist who recently travelled to camps in Calais to meet and photograph refugees and migrants. The resulting project is called ‘Nothing is … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making It Happen in Peterhead

The Make it Happen Café in Peterhead was a SSAMIS initiative led by Claire Needler from 25th to 30th July 2016.  Its main aim was to create a welcoming community … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Creating a Bibliotherapy Network for PhD Researchers

by Sibyl Adam Following the hugely successful SGSAH bibliotherapy training session ‘Getting the Word Out’ on 10th June at University of Edinburgh, interested participants held a networking event in association with GRAMNet … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Nauru Files: an opportunity for compassion

by Melanie Baak This is a press release, drafted in response to yesterday’s publication of the Nauru Files in the Guardian newspaper.   The Nauru Files, comprising more than 2,000 … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Divides That Are Breaking Us

by Naomi Head   Recent attacks in Nice, Munich, Normandy, Wuerzburg, Reutlingen, Ansbach and Paris have shocked European citizens to the core. Some of these attacks have been linked to … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment