All posts tagged: "Dungavel"

  1. The wait is over, the second Shaw Review is finally published

    In this blog, SDV director, Kate Alexander, takes a look at the follow up to 2016’s Shaw Review and presents an overview of its findings.…

  2. Detention Dialogues at the Glad Cafe

    In this blog, SDV director Kate Alexander reports on our Refugee Festival Scotland event on 19 June at the Glad Cafe A darkened room, two…

  3. Dear Amber Rudd

    On Tuesday 19 September, a Chinese man was found dead at Dungavel. On the same day, a man detained with him wrote an email about…

  4. Nearly four years in detention? At GE2017, it’s time for a time limit

    In this blogpost SDV director Kate Alexander looks at the latest detention figures: the last to be released before the General Election  Figures released today reveal that…

  5. I’ll never forget . . .

    We asked our visitors to write a few sentences about a memorable experience they had while volunteering with SDV. We asked them to start with…

  6. Dungavel stays open . . . but there are alternatives

    We learned on Friday 3 February that the Home Office would not be appealing Renfrewshire Council’s refusal of planning permission for its proposed Short Term…

  7. Support our work!

    SDV committee member, Sarah Anderson, launches our new fundraising drive I first stepped inside an immigration removal centre ten years ago. At the time I…

  8. Statement on the announcement that Dungavel is to close

    The Home Office announced today that Dungavel will close toward the end of 2017. It also announced plans to open a new 51 bed Short…

  9. Quarterly musings

    In this blog post, SDV director Kate Alexander reflects on what she learns from our visit reports. Every three months, I sit down and compile…

  10. Drowning in Limbo

    In this new post we share a poem from another member of our Life After Detention group, Gry Turin, who like most people who’ve been…