A New Scot’s Menu is a one-off dine and view event which looks to celebrate our new scots community with a focus on Syrian, Eritrean, Sudanese, Scottish cuisine and cinema.
Glasgow is an asylum dispersal city which receives 10% of UK's asylum seekers. Currently 30% of the refugees living in Glasgow are from Eritrea, 21% are from Sudan and 15% are from Syria. The event New Scots Menu is a response to Scotland’s newest arrivals and its diversifying population. The event ultimately looks to create a social space and integrate communities in alignment with St. Andrews Day; a weekend of Scottish festivities, to show how Scotland’s ‘new scots’ are part of Scotland’s cultural future and traditions. The event looks to explore and celebrate the ways in which Scottish cuisine could adapt with the arrival of different cultures and communities across Scotland. The Eritrean, Sudanese, Syrian and Scottish fusion meal looks to be a communal dining experience, accompanied by 3 short films from Eritrea, Sudan and Syria that tell collective and individual stories from 3 extremely diverse cultures.
The menu and food has been created by 3 female cooks from Eritrea, Sudan and Syria.
This event is brought to you by Africa in Motion Film Festival, Soul Food Sisters and Küche.