Welcome to Scotland: A Guide to Scots Law

Earlier this year our MIN Voices group were visited by a representative from the Procurator Fiscal Service who informed the members about a new booklet they had produced in collaboration with HND Legal Services students from New College Lanarkshire, the Crown Office and Police Scotland.

The booklet Welcome to Scotland: A Guide to Scots Law can help new arrivals understand the every day rules and laws that will affect them now they are living in Scotland and our MIN Voices members found it very helpful and interesting to discuss laws that they were unaware of and ask further questions.

slaw_webheadYou can view or download the booklet in English here or visit the New College Lanarkshire website for links to versions in Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Lithuanian, Oromo, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Tigrinya and Urdu.

Community Integration Awards 2016

MIN are delighted to share the good news that we are this year’s winner of the Community Integration Awards ‘Grassroots Champion’ Award.

On selecting MIN for the award the Community Integration Awards panel stated that ‘ What clinched it for MIN was their holistic and innovative approach to community participation. Their use of art as a tool for social integration is excellent and allows people from different backgrounds and cultures to connect.’ ‘Maryhill Integration Network is a wonderful project, full of joy and energy, a truly fantastic display of community integration in action.’

MIN are so honoured and grateful to receive this recognition, and will continue to develop unique, inspiring and inclusive projects for all! We hope you enjoy the short film created to mark this occasion:

For more information about the Community Integration Awards and MIN’s win go to Integrationawards.uk

And you can also like and share this news on our Facebook page!

Summer Break 2016

MIN’s groups and activities, including ESOL classes, will be taking a break for the summer and most of our groups with the exception of the Knit for Unity knitting group, Mondays 12-3pm, and Many Hands Community Garden Club, Fridays 2-4pm will stop this week.

Oasis group stopped last week and will not be running on Thursday 23rd June due to the election.

The office will still be open if you need to contact us for information, advice or support and groups will return week beginning 22nd August. We hope you all have a pleasant summer!