An action group has been formed in Moray to help with the region’s response to the ongoing Middle Eastern refugee crisis.
Following a public meeting at Elgin Town Hall last week, a steering committee has been drawn together from numerous local organisations as Scotland prepares to take refugees in.
The collective will co-ordinate efforts across the area to ensure it is able to support families caught up in the current refugee epidemic.
Aberlour minister Shuna Dicks , who has been collecting donations for those fleeing terror abroad at her village parish, has been elected one of the leaders of the group.
She said that although details are not yet available on how Moray may act to help those in need, many residents were keen to play their part.
“Moray Council has provided an update on the situation, and explained that at this point in time it remains unclear on when and how many refugee families will be arriving in Moray,” she said.
“But what is clear is that, in line with all local councils in Scotland, Moray is ready to act on relieving the terrible hardships being suffered by people from war-torn countries such as Syria and Iraq.”
The committee will work alongside Moray Council and the Scottish Government to gather resources and spread word locally to those who may be able to look after refugees.