What would Scotland be like for a single day without migrants?
Throughout Scotland artists, businesses, organisations and members of the public are getting ready for One Day Without Us – a national day of action to highlight and celebrate the contribution of migrants in Scotland and the wider UK on Monday 20 February 2017. Activities are planned across Edinburgh and groups have recently come together in Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway Inverness, with interest from as far as Gairloch in the Highlands. How would Scotland look without migrants? Well, there would be a massive impact on the economy, food supply, health service, education and transport systems and Scotland would be poorer, duller and unrecognisable.
According to organisers, “The campaign began in October 2016 in response to the growing racist and xenophobic discourse that followed the EU referendum and the consequent rise in both verbal and physical attacks on migrants. A national day of action on February 20th 2017 (also UN day of social justice and the day Trump’s state visit is debated in the Commons) is planned as an act of solidarity with migrants living, working and studying in the UK. One Day Without Us seeks to celebrate the contributions of migrants, stand up for their rights and reject all politics of division and hate. People are being invited to participate in any way that they can. I've posted their information to try and get the word out.