Holocaust Memorial Scotland 2022

Below is a selection of National and additional Holocaust Memorial events being held across Scotland during the week beginning 24th January 2022.  

National Events

26th January 2022: Scottish Event (National) hosted by Edinburgh Interfaith Association (6 pm)

The program will include contributions from Holocaust survivor Henry Wuga, Rwandan genocide survivor, Eric Eugene Murangwa, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison, and students from across Scotland and Rwanda.  The program will go out on the Edinburgh Interfaith Association YouTube channel.   Register to receive the link to the programme


27th January 2022: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust UK wide online event (7pm)

Sandi Toksvig OBE will be narrating the UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day this year.  Sandi’s family have a personal connection to the Holocaust as they hid Jewish people from the Nazis during the war.  Many special guests will be appearing, including actors, sports people and faith leaders and their contributions will sit alongside the powerful testimony of Holocaust and genocide survivors.


Additional Scottish Events

26th January 2022: East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire Council online (7pm)

East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire Councils will jointly host their Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony virtually this year on Wednesday, 26 January at 7pm. The Ceremony will include footage of local residents describing their family’s persecution and their subsequent move to Scotland; music provided by East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire school pupils; a prayer; and an opportunity to light a candle in your own home in memory of all those who were murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in other genocides.   You can join the virtual memorial on Wednesday, 26 January from 7pm on the Council’s Facebook and Twitter channels.

26th January: Erskine Community Garden (in person) (11.55 am)

We are holding a moment of silence and arranging an exhibition of art & crafts within the garden, to promote unity, understanding, peace and hope. Address: Erskine Community Garden at Barwood Park, Barwood Road, Erskine, United Kingdom.

Email: enquiries@erskinecommunitygarden.co.uk


27th January 2022: Interfaith Scotland – Holocaust Memorial Day event (6.30 pm)

Interfaith Scotland is delighted to be hosting an in-person, intimate and participative event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 (6.30 pm).  All places for the in-person event have now been filled but if you wish to join us briefly for the National Moment, and candle lighting ceremony, please register at link below.


27th January 2022: Ayrshire Interfaith Group – Holocaust Memorial Day event

Ayrshire Interfaith group will be hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day event on 27th January at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mossgeil Place in Ayr. Please contact Stuart Lang for more details: stuartlang1@hotmail.com

27th January 2022: Holocaust Memorial Day in Iona Abbey online event (7pm)

A candlelit vigil will be held in Iona Abbey for the local congregation and for those joining by zoom.  There will be contributions from people from different traditions and musicians from the island of Iona will be playing live at the Abbey.  To register to join online please go to:


27th January 2022: Dumfries and Galloway Interfaith Group online event (1 pm)

The Dumfries and Galloway Interfaith Group is holding a short online event to mark HMD on Thursday 27 January 2022 at 1pm. There will be readings and interfaith prayers relating to this year’s theme. The link to the event is here:

Time: Jan 27, 2022 01:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 896 6646 6190 and Passcode: 528556

People are also invited to light a candle at a suitable location to mark the day. Should you wish to receive a special ‘HMD 2022 One Day’ candle, made by local company Caerlaverock Candles, please contact Liz.Manson@dumgal.gov.uk.

30th January 2022: Aberdeen Interfaith Group, online Holocaust Memorial Day event (2.30 pm)
Aberdeen Interfaith group will be hosting Holocaust Reflections on Zoom on Sunday 30 January at 2.30pm with guest speakers Eva Clarke BEM and Dr Carl Wilkens of World Outside my Shoes. Email p.a.findlay@btopenworld.com to register.