Black History Month in Scotland is an opportunity for us to celebrate African, Caribbean and Asian people and the massive contributions they have made throughout Scottish history, as well as bringing to light the inspiring stories and individuals that are often left out of the history books.

This month is also an opportunity for us to look to the future, raising awareness of the barriers and discrimination faced by African, Caribbean and Asian people and working together to find solutions.

Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987, with a huge range of different events all across the country. With the outbreak of COVID-19 things are a bit different this year however there are still lots of things going on in Scotland – check out the Black History Month Scotland 2020 website to see what’s coming up.

To mark the start of Black History Month 2020, the Scottish Government are setting the spotlight on “A fairer Scotland for all: race equality action plan and highlight report 2017-2021″¬†which sets out the key actions the Scottish Government are planning to help drive positive change for minority ethnic communities. To view the plan click here.

On our website we feature lots of in-depth, opinion pieces as well as reflective individual essays. If you would like to contribute a piece as part of Black History Month this year, please get in touch with us at info@centreforequalities.org.uk, 01592 645310 or text on 07800 005834.