A CONGOLESE refugee who fled to Scotland in fear for his life has written a musical tribute to his adopted homeland.
Jethro Kinavuidi, 32, wrote "Thank You Glasgow" to launch Refugee Week in Scotland and as a tribute to the people of the city he now calls home.
His song has lyrics sung in English, French and the Congolese Lingala language.
Jethro found safety in Scotland in 2008 and now lives in Glasgow with his wife and three children.
He said: "I came to Glasgow to be safe with my family and that is why I want to say 'thank you' to this city and its people."
Refugee Week Scotland, now in its 12th year, will see more than 100 events, including carnivals, concerts, street football matches and exhibitions taking place across the country.
This year's theme is "Spirit", and organisers said it represents the spirit of survival of the refugees who have escaped persecution to rebuilt their lives in Scotland.
Refugee Week Scotland co-ordinator Suzi Simpson said: "Refugee Week is also about highlighting the voices of refugees and celebrating the very real contribution they are making in Scotland.
"We should all feel proud to be part of a country with a strong tradition of providing sanctuary for those who need it and Thank You Glasgow is a timely reminder of that."