About Us

Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland) was founded in March 2016 by the Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.  The Board includes a number of prominent individuals from Scottish Society.

Board Members

  • David Hamilton (Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Barry Fisher
  • Marsaili Fraser
  • Robin MacPherson
  • Tariq Ishaq
  • Fiona Malcolm (Vice Chair)
  • Julie Adair (Chair)
  • Almira Delibegović-Broome QC
  • Jackie Halawi

The Scottish charity coordinates Srebrenica awareness activities in Scotland, commemorations and the Scottish Schools Education programme. It also fundraises and manages the “Lessons of Srebrenica” programme in Scotland. The charity is supported by the Scottish Governments Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund. It has no paid staff.

Despite only being created in 2015. The charity receives high level support across the political spectrum and is already well established in Scottish civic society.

Remembering Srebrenica [Scotland] is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SCO46540.

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In July 2015, 3 months after the Board’s creation, with Lorna as Chair, Scotland marked the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide
with a large service within St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, attended by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP. At this service the First Minister met the Mothers of Srebrenica and pledged to visit them in Bosnia. In August 2016 she fulfilled that promise and visited the Potocari Cemetery further raising the profile of the charity and its work.

 

The Scottish Board identified the need to become a separate charity in Scotland and created Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland) a sister charity to the Birmingham based organisation.