Scotland Ready to take in Syrian refugees


SCOTLAND is now ready to take its initial share of the first number of additional Syrian refugees, who could arrive in Britain as early as this week, Nicola Sturgeon has made clear.

But following a private meeting in Whitehall with Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, the First Minister admitted there was “still no real clarity” about precisely when the new refugees would arrive, in what numbers and where they would be accommodated.

Ms Sturgeon said it was “possible” that the first additional refugees could arrive in the UK this week but this was likely to involve small numbers; in “the tens” rather than in the hundreds.


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