All posts tagged: "Dungavel"

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. The immovable chair

    SDV volunteer coordinator, Shirley Gillan, blogs about the experience of Ernest who was bailed after being detained in Dungavel Being held in detention shrinks a person’s…

  9. Too many candles

    This piece, by Catrin Evans, a former visitor and chair of SDV, was written for and performed by her at a fundraiser organised by members…

  10. The price of freedom

    This piece, written by former SDV visitor Thom Walker, first appeared on our website in September 2007. It is a vivid reminder of the impacts…