Father-of-four Mohammad Ahmad turns to the baby of the family - his youngest son Omar - to ask if he’s happy in Paisley.
The Evening Times opinion column, October 8 2015 Right now and in the coming weeks refugees will be trying to settle into life in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland. How do you feel about that? I’m asking because I’ve been really surprised at the split of opinion on this issue. People coming to the… Continue reading October 8 2015: Refugees are part of our communities so we must change the way we think about them
The Evening Times, September 25 2015 Refugees were given free tickets to a football match to help them integrate into Scottish life. Celtic donated 20 tickets to Glasgow's Uniting Nations in Scotland (UNIS) group for the club's match against Dundee last Sunday. It is part of a move to help the refugees, who come from… Continue reading September 25 2015: Glasgow refugees invited to football match to help them integrate into Scottish life
The Sunday Herald, June 7 2015 Three refugees share their stories and their fears after escaping to Scotland. Alaa's story The so-called Islamic State caliphate is thousands of miles from Scotland. But for Syrian-born Alaa Alkhalef, 25, who lives in Glasgow, the terrorist group is never far from her mind. Alkhalef's brother Ali was just… Continue reading June 7 2015:They fled to Scotland… now refugees fear IS will target their families
The Evening Times, March 11 2015 A family torn apart by war in Syria are starting a new life after being reunited in Glasgow. Mona Hussain's husband and four children feared they would never see each other again after being split up when their lives were turned upside down by the conflict in the Middle… Continue reading March 11 2015: Joy as Syrian family are reunited to start new life
The Sunday Herald, March 1 2015 Rachel Loxton and Imran Azam The first demonstration by the Scottish branch of Pegida, the far-right anti-Islam movement from Germany, is planned for Edinburgh this month. Organisers of Pegida Scotland say they are in talks with police about holding an evening rally in the capital's city centre on March… Continue reading March 1 2015: Germany’s far-right Pegida movement sets up in Scotland and plans anti-Islam march in Edinburgh
The Sunday Herald, July 15 2015 Rachel Loxton, Catriona Stewart, Ken McNab, Stewart Paterson and Stewart Atwood KEN McNAB (SINGER) THE last lingering note from T in the Park has faded, the lights are turned out on the T Break stage. I've finally stopped tormenting my family with loud nightly renditions of Johnny B Goode,… Continue reading July 15 2012: HELLO, GOODBYE