All posts tagged: "Scottish Detainee Visitors"

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Booked

    SDV volunteer coordinator, Shirley Gillan, and members of the Life After Detention Group share some thoughts and pictures from a recent trip to the Edinburgh…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Life after immigration detention as “detention without walls”

    In this blog, SDV volunteer and MRes student, Bridget Holtom, reflects on a collaborative research project recently undertaken by SDV with people released on bail…

  9. People, not statistics

    In our latest blog, we remember the people behind the detention statistics. Yesterday the UK government released its quarterly statistics on detention. As always, behind…

  10. A friendship to treasure

    SDV Chair, Giovanna Fassetta, blogs about an unlikely friendship, forged behind barbed wire and in the shadow of indefinite detention I first met Simon in…