Ameen Nemar, Refugee Support Worker, Community Services

How does your role with the council help people across Argyll and Bute?

As an interpreter, I’m a bridge between two cultures as I help Syrian refugee families rebuild their lives on the island of Bute. It’s fantastic to see how the community has welcomed families and how they have integrated into the community.  

Describe your view just now?

I’m looking out on my beautiful garden on the Isle of Bute. 

How long have you worked for the council?

I started in September 2019.

Best thing about working with your team?

The team is really supportive and we help each other.

How do you relax?

I like to keep fit so running, walking or just working out with music.

Favourite place to visit in Argyll and Bute?

It has to be Scalpsie Bay, Kilchattan Bay and Ettrick Bay on the Isle of Bute. I grew up in a seaside town and we used to spend the weekends there as a child. I used to run on the sandy beach at the end of a stressful week or just walk on the wet cold sand during summer. The smell of Bute brings back lovely old memories for me and I’m lucky to have all this on my doorstep.

View point over Scalpsie Bay



Ameen Nemer