Cup of Tea with a Refugee campaign launched

Scottish Refugee Council has launched a new public campaign, Cup of Tea with a Refugee, aimed at encouraging positive attitudes to refugees across Scotland.

Participants can visit the website for more information, including advice and resources for running community events.

Gary Christie, Head of Policy for Scottish Refugee Council, said:

“The Cup of Tea with a Refugee campaign highlights the fact that refugees are ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. In all the everyday things, refugees are just like us. They are our friends, neighbours and colleagues.

“They have hopes, dreams and stories to tell like all of us. We hope that people across Scotland will get the kettle on and join in this campaign to get to know each other better.”

Scottish Refugee Council has free teabags with accompanying refugee tea stories to hand out - if DECs or schools are interested in supplies, you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The hashtag for the campaign is #KettlesBoiled.