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Question reference: S6W-20211

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 25 July 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Emma Roddick on 14 August 2023


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10229 by Angus Robertson on 6 September 2022, whether it can provide an update on when it will publish its updated New Scots strategy.


The New Scots refugee integration strategy has been developed and is led in partnership by the Scottish Government, COSLA and Scottish Refugee Council. The current strategy was published in 2018.

All partners have committed to refreshing the strategy and to ensuring that it continues to be shaped by refugees and people seeking asylum, as well as those with expertise supporting them. We are currently developing professional and lived experience engagement events, which will take place throughout Scotland this Autumn to inform the next iteration of the Strategy. Publication of the strategy itself will follow after these events have taken place to ensure the views of those the strategy seeks to serve are properly reflected.