Dungavel detention centre to close - Refugee Council
September 8, 2016

Dungavel detention centre to close

Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Scotland is set to close by the end of 2017, the Government has announced.

It will be replaced by a new short-term holding facility close to Glasgow Airport if the plans are approved by Renfrewshire Council.

Refugee Council Head of Advocacy Dr. Lisa Doyle said: “For many years, asylum seekers have been regularly and arbitrarily detained in Dungavel, so its closure is an important step forward. Instead of building a new centre in its place, the UK Government should focus on phasing out the costly and cruel detention of asylum seekers completely.”