Refugee Press Conference


I was pleased that Argyll & Bute Council asked me to take part in their press conference this morning in Rothesay which was intended to brief journalists from across Scotland (and further afield) about preparations for welcoming and housing the refugees who are due on the island soon.

It was a positive event at which Cleland Sneddon, the Council’s Executie Director for Community Services, outlined what had been done by the local authority and the tremendous and active support coming from the community. The CEOs of ACHA and Fyne Homes gives details of the practical arrangements that have been put in place and I spoke of the wider support across Cowal and Argyll & Bute and the contribution that the refugees would undoubtedly make to the area, and not least to the population which is dropping in both Rothesay and Campbeltown (where the next group of refugees will go).

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