What, to colonize there instead of on the mainlaind?
The answer lies in stopping the flow altogether, implement what the Danes are presently mulling over, and press our politicians into service in these reception centers already running. That would put a stop to the foolishness, quick-like.
Syrian refugees are offered new homes on the Outer Hebrides – Britain’s most remote outpost that is more than 40 MILES off the mainland
The Outer Hebrides is almost 700 miles from London and is Britain’s most remote community – sitting more than 40 miles off the British mainland
- The first two Syrian families will arrive in the tiny community in the spring
- Up to four more will then follow to join a population of just 27,400 people
- Western Isles Council reassures residents UK Government will foot the bill
Six Syrian families will be re-homed to the Outer Hebrides – Britain’s most remote community – as part of the UK’s efforts to help those fleeing war and terror.
The first two families will arrive in the spring, the Western Isles Council said today, joining a population of just 27,400 people which only has one town, Stornaway, where 8,000 people live.
The 130 mile chain of islands, to the north west of mainland Scotland, is regularly battered by harsh Atlantic storms.
Today the islands were battered by rain-lashed gales gusting over 60mph – with storms touching 80mph forecast later in the week. Ferries were cancelled to the islands which are over 40 miles from the mainland.
Ironically the temperature in Damascus today at 6C was colder than Stornoway which reached an unseasonly 11C. But summer temperatures in the Syrian capital touch nearly 40C, while the peak summer average for Stornoway is more like 13C.
The council said in total ‘five or six’ families would be housed on the remote islands this year.
A meeting of various agencies involved took place today to plan for their arrival.
The Western Isles Council is currently having to find £9.8m of cuts which has led to angry protests over the threatened loss of such things as ancillary music and PE teachers as well as 84 local authority jobs.
An angry woman threatened to punch council leader, Angus Campbell, during a heated budget cuts’ meeting last week over a proposal to radically change residential care arrangements for children, which is likely to lead to the closure of the Hillcrest care home in Stornoway on Lewis with the potential loss of 28 jobs.