Tag: refugees

The Oban Times
Rural homes wait to host Ukrainians

Frustration is growing among rural would-be hosts who say they are still waiting for Argyll and Bute Council to carry out inspections on their homes, despite having signed up months ago to take in refugees.

Red tape deadlock forces family to quit as refugee hosts

Dr David Fuller, whose Mull home has two acres of gardens next to a sea loch overlooking mountains, said his family signed up for the government sponsorship scheme the day after it was launched in March but have now been forced to withdraw because of a bureaucratic deadlock.

Free clothes shops ready for refugees

This week Oban Helps Ukraine has been filling a temporary space at Rockfield with rails of clothing and footwear to give free to refugees arriving soon in the town

Treat others the way you would want to be treated

Frustrations are growing though with the UK government for ‘dragging its heels’ over processing the mountain of visa applications that will undoubtedly be piling up on civil servants’ desks – each one will be a desperate plea for safety and sanctuary.

Starting a new chapter

Oban-based author shares his latest children’s book with refugee children at Wigtown Book Festival.