Up to 60 refugees could come to Falkirk

� UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis
� UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis

Falkirk Council will discuss the prospect of taking in refugees at a meeting later this month.

CoSLA have recommended all Scottish council areas take in people fleeing from Syria and the first planes have already arrived from the war torn country.

The UK has agreed to take 20,000 people, with Scotland to take 2000, so Falkirk’s share would be three per cent of that – 60 refugees.

A report on the proposed figure will go to a meeting of Falkirk Council on December 16.

A spokesperson from the local authority said: “We are currently working with the Home office and Cosla as part of a wider scheme to relocate vulnerable Syrian refugees.

“No precise numbers being located locally have been decided as yet.

“For the first year, resettlement costs are being met by the Home Office and the type of accommodation to be used will depend on availability.

“A full report on proposals will be made available to members before Christmas.”

Refugees have already settled in Glasgow, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and even the holiday isle of Bute.