Dumfries and Galloway Council Supports Ukraine
Our Council agreed on 31 March to participate in Ukrainian refugee resettlement schemes and to discuss with CoSLA potential Council support to a Ukrainian Council.
The Russian invasion has resulted in millions of refugees fleeing Ukraine. There are 4 possible ways for refugees from Ukraine to enter Scotland:
- UK Government Family Visa Scheme (links with immediate family members, arranged directly between the hosts and a Ukrainian)
- UK Government Individual and Community Sponsor Homes for Ukraine Scheme (arranged directly between a host UK resident or host community organisation and a refugee)
- Scottish Government Super Sponsor Scheme (matching of families to properties arranged between CoSLA and a Scottish Local Authority, with accommodation and support arranged by the local authority)
- Unannounced arrivals, with a particular focus on 5 points of entry: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stranraer (ports at Cairnryan and Loch Ryan)
Dumfries and Galloway Council welcomes you to your new home in our region.
It's hard for us to imagine some of the trauma that you've experienced or witnessed, causing you to flee your homeland.
It is our privilege to give you the opportunity to rebuild your lives in a safe environment.
Scotland is a country that has welcomed and embraced many immigrants from a wide variety of countries and cultures.
We're sure that you'll be warmly welcomed by your new neighbours and other local people and that it won't be long before you make new friends and feel at home in our region.
We've no doubt that you will enhance the cultural diversity of our region and are confident that you'll soon contribute to local community life.
A wide range of volunteer groups and partner agencies has worked hard to prepare for your arrival in our region and we'd like to thank them. Over the next few months we're sure that they will continue to provide invaluable support.