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More volunteers from the Lewis area are being sought to support the families with a range of aspects of day-to-day life.


Any volunteer will be supported with appropriate training and guidance and reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered.

The Comhairle is also keen to hear from any Arabic speakers who may be able to donate some time.


To sign up, please visit

Further 18 Syrian refugees arrive in Stornoway

10 February 2017

A further four Syrian refugee families have been housed in the Outer Hebrides.


The families, consisting of eight adults and 10 children, travelled to Stornoway last night and are currently settling into their new homes.

4 Additional Syrian Families Settle In Outer Hebrides

Comhairle leader, Angus Campbell, said: “Six Syrian families are now staying safely within our community.


“Whilst the number may be small, our community planning partners are doing what we can to support the UK Government funded programme of re-settlement.


“The UK programme was set up in response to the human tragedy that we have all witnessed unfolding in Syria and I know that our community will welcome the new families with the same support shown to the earlier Syrian families who have been with us for seven months.”