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Highland Council leader pledges assistance for Afghan refugees

By Gavin Musgrove

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Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson.
Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson.

Highland Council's leader has said the authority stands by to help re-home refugees fleeing Afghanistan following the Taliban's return to power.

Councillor Margaret Davidson made the pledge following the collapse of the Afghan government after the withdrawal of the West's military forces from the country.

She said: “It is heart-breaking to see the harrowing scenes in Afghanistan as people flee the country ahead of the changing regime.

"Highland Council will respond positively to requests to local authorities from the UK Government to receive some refugees families into Highland through the resettlement scheme.

"I am sure fellow councillors and communities will agree that we must do our bit to help these people at such a time of crisis.”

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