About Us

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

Board Members

  • David Hamilton (Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Robert McNeil MBE
  • Barry Fisher
  • Marsaili Fraser
  • Robin MacPherson
  • Johann Lamont MSP
  • Tariq Ishaq
  • Sally Louden
  • Fiona Malcolm
  • Julie Adair
  • Stuart Cosgrove
  • David Plews

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.