About Us

Please note that our Office is currently closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic and we are unable to run services as normal. Our phoneline is still operational during limited hours from Monday – Friday but you will be redirected to a member of staff at home. Email is the preferred method of contact and you can find a full list of staff emails to find the relevant member of staff to contact below or send general queries to hello@maryhillintegration.org.uk . See recent service updates posted on the Home page or follow our Social Media for current activities and status. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) SCIO was established in 2001 and became a registered charity (SCO37300) in March 2006. We are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation . We have a voluntary Board of Trustees.

MIN brings refugee, migrant and local communities together through, art, social, cultural and educational groups and projects, offering people a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, share experiences and take part in worthwhile activities to improve their lives and the life of their communities.

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

Vision – MIN’s Vision is for an inclusive society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and can live supported and connected lives.

Mission – MIN’s Mission is to create a unique and creative environment in which communities can come together to share experiences and demonstrate the value of cultural diversity in Scotland.

Core Values

  1. WELCOME
    We encourage everyone to feel safe, forge friendships and make social and
    supportive connections across the community, helping to rebuild lives and
    create a neutral, welcoming place for all.
  2. RESPECT
    We believe in universal human rights and treat everyone on an individual basis,
    and with dignity; we strive for “acceptance without judgement” [service user quote].
  3. EQUALITY
    We understand the negative impact of inequality and social exclusion in our
    society, and aim to reduce barriers to equality and make Scotland a fairer place.
  4. INCLUSION
    We support participation in the development of our services with the aim to
    reflect the diversity of all involved.
  1. EMPOWERMENT
    We promote awareness of rights and entitlements, supporting ambitions
    to live autonomously, providing access to advice, support, personal
    development opportunities and a collective voice within the community.
  2. CREATIVITY
    We celebrate the use of arts and culture as a means of expression, challenging
    stereotypes and negative media coverage, in order to create authentic narratives
    which value contributions made by all in our community.

MIN’s Strategic Plan 2020-23

Click here to read our new Strategic Plan or email hello@maryhillintegration.org.uk to request a copy.

Our Team –

Remzije Sherifi – Director (rema@maryhillintegration.org.uk)
Liane Coia – Administration Manager (liane@maryhillintegration.org.uk)
Rose Filippi – Development Co-ordinator (rose@maryhillintegration.org.uk)
Iain French – Volunteer Co-ordinator (volunteers@maryhillintegration.org.uk)
Pinar Aksu – Development Officer (pinar@maryhillintegration.org.uk)
Gianluca Palombo – Development Officer (gianluca@maryhillintegration.org.uk)
Munir Emkideh – Support Worker (munir@maryhillintegration.org.uk)

MIN Staff, Volunteers & Service Users in the Many Hands Community Garden

Our Weekly Activities Include:

ESOL Classes
Dance and Theatre Production Project
Women’s Group
Men’s Group
Community Choir
Garden Club
(for full details please go to Weekly Programme )

MIN also organises a number of community social events throughout the year to coincide with national events such as:
International Women’s Day
Refugee Week
Black History Month
16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women
(for details of current events please go our Upcoming Events)

Disclaimer: MIN is an independent organisation that is not affiliated to any political or religious groups. It is open to all regardless of background.

Website Privacy Policy: MIN does not gather any personal data via this website and no Log In is required.

MIN Data Protection Policy: Any Data required by the organisation is collected in person at groups and activities, upon registration, for the purposes of collecting equalities data and contact details, such as emergency contacts, and to allow MIN to provide information relating to the groups and activities registered for via text. Any information provided to MIN will be treated in confidence, stored securely and only used for the purposes for which it was provided. No data gathered by MIN is ever passed to Third Parties. All data gathered via group/activity registrations will be annually reviewed and deleted if no longer relevant, this means data may be stored for up to 12 months even if individuals are no longer attending groups and/or activities, however anyone may request to have their data removed from MIN’s database at any time. Data is also gathered through volunteering registration forms which have their own Privacy Policy clearly displayed on the form.