Migrant support in the Scottish Borders

The population of the Scottish Borders is growing and such growth is critical to the sustainability of jobs, businesses and services. People are arriving in the Scottish Borders from the rest of the UK and from countries both within and outside the European Union, making the area more diverse. It is vital that newcomers are warmly welcomed into local communities and given clear and accurate information to assist them. 

The 'Welcome to the Scottish Borders' guide has been designed to provide useful information about a range of key public and private services for people who come to work, live and visit or who are traveling through the Scottish Borders.

The guide has been printed in English and Polish. Electronic versions are available in English, Polish, Portuguese and Lithuanian and can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

Hard copies of the guide are available from Scottish Borders Council libraries, Contact Centres; or Citizens Advice Bureau. 

The guide is aimed at supporting the work of the Scottish Borders Migrant Support Service.

You can download your copy of Welcome to the Scottish Borders guide from here:

Useful Link

The New to the Borders website has been designed to help people from overseas who live and work in the Scottish Borders and is packed full of useful advice.