Highland Council to resettle Syrian refugees

Highland Council has published a proposal to accommodate families of Syrian refugees in Kinlochleven in Lochaber.

The local authority has held a meeting in the village to give residents more information on the plan.

Earlier this year, the local authority resettled its first five families who had fled from conflict in Syria.

The council hopes to eventually offer homes to 25 to 30 families over a period of time up to the year 2020.

Like other Scottish councils, it has been working with Scottish local authority body Cosla on resettling families of refugees.

The first group of refugees to be resettled by Highland Council were housed in the Alness area of Ross-shire.