By Alex Glenn • 21 March 2022 • 11:44
Senior Royal rumoured to be set to host Ukrainian refugees. Refugees from Ukraine need homes due to Russia’s onslaught.
Prince Charles is said to be thinking about hosting refugees from Ukraine at his estate in Ayrshire. According to The Metro, Prince Charles could host refugees at his Dumfries House estate. Refugees fleeing Russia’s attacks could also be housed in the Queen’s private estate.
Rural estates in Scotland are helping out refugees and offering up places to stay. More than 40 estates are said to have volunteered already according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). Balmoral is said to have been approached to house refugees too.
The Scottish government has been approached by SLE. A source revealed: “Balmoral have been approached and I understand are keen to help but there are practicalities to overcome, however these should not be insurmountable given the goodwill out there.”
A Royal household spokesperson said: “The Royal Household is looking at a number of ways to offer practical help and support.”
Prince Charles’ Dumfries House is said to be looking at ways to help take in refugees.
SLE’s Vice Chair Dee Ward commented: “Estates in Scotland are very keen to help in any way they can to those fleeing the devastation in Ukraine.
“As these estates are rural businesses, many are in the fortunate position of being able to offer not just accommodation but also employment opportunities for refugees arriving here.
“We have no doubt that as well as estates helping those coming to stay here, there will be many Ukrainian people with experience and talent in sectors such including farming, food production and hospitality that can be of real value to our rural communities.
“We are under no illusion how difficult it will be for Ukrainians coming to stay here, especially in the short-term, but we want to work with the Scottish and UK Governments to provide opportunities for individuals and families wherever we can.
“We know that refugees will require care and support to adjust to life here but we believe our rural areas and businesses can play a part in the collective effort that will be required in the coming months.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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