“A group of schoolchildren showed me that Scotland is my home”

by Alireza Mogharrabi, RST intern It was about 5 months ago that I arrived in the UK, where I did not know anybody. I have to say I received a warm welcome from staff at the airport but the only thing they were in charge of was putting a start…

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Cheerio Rasha! / Could YOU be our next Chair?

After nearly two years as the Chair of RST, Rasha Tindal has stepped down. During her time on the Board RST has been through significant change, faced the highest demand for destitution grants in its 25 year history, and increased its number of staff. Thank you Rasha for all of…

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HR and Finance professionals: We Need You!

After many years of dedicated service, our treasurer and the head of our HR subgroup plan to stand down from our Board of Trustees before the end of the year, so we are now looking for enthusiastic individuals with expertise in HR and finance to fill this incredibly important knowledge…

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Latest RST News, out now!

Keep up with all the latest RST news in our bumper Spring 2018 newsletter! Find out about new developments in the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service, see what we’ve been up to on the outreach and integration side of things, and enjoy a beautiful selection of Glasgow photos taken by current…

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Refugee Week and #RefugeeFestScot both coming soon!

Next month will be the 20-year anniversary of Refugee Week. The Refugee Week programme, which takes place from 18-24 June 2018, will see a range of events organised across the UK. The events will share a focus on promoting understanding about sanctuary and celebrating refugee contributions to the UK, following…

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Become an RST Trustee!

  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society? The Refugee Survival Trust is recruiting for new board members! We are looking for enthusiastic board members who have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per…

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21 years of RST – Just Festival performance

August has been a month filled with creative arts workshops for RST, leading up to a large performance as part of the Just Festival’s Just Together showcase event in the spectacular surroundings of St John’s Church on Princes Street in Edinburgh. This performance celebrated RST’s 21 years of supporting destitute…

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RST arts workshops & Edinburgh Fringe performance

Here’s a very rare chance to be involved in creating a work of art and putting on a performance during the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe. RST is 21 years old and we celebrating this milestone by devising and presenting a participatory performance called ‘Surviving in Scotland – 21 years of RST’ as part…

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