A total of 21,256 visas have been issued naming a Scottish sponsor – more than 20% of the UK total, and the highest number per head of population in the UK.
For those interested in hosting our Ukrainian guests there is lots of information available
The National Farmer’s Union (NFU) of Scotland has warned that crofters and farmers are scaling back production due to the increasing costs they are facing in fertiliser, fuel, energy, animal feed and wages.
“I would like to thank the thousands of people who have generously opened their doors to Ukrainian families, volunteered and donated to causes.” Neil Gray Scottish Government Minister with Special Responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine
“First things first. We got hosed. Battered. Completely horsed. Ukraine were absolutely brilliant. Totally deserved it.”
“It is not just about what the shocks are; it is essentially about what effect they are going to have” Andrew Bailey, Governor Bank of England
“They say that the first casualty of war is the Truth, I’d qualify that. The first casualty of war is nuance .”
Fuel, feed and fertiliser costs are threatening “the very viability of many farms” commented Liam McArthur.
“It’s back to Holyrood this week after an Easter recess that saw me travel across the Highlands and Islands catching up with people and projects”
Maximum temperature 13 °C.