Syrian and Ukrainian Refugees: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

"A few years ago you loudly said that you would take in some Syrian Refugees into your personal home. Did You?

Also as Bute House has many facilities will you take Ukrainian Refugees there or at your personal house?

Mr Harvie spends 90% of his time in Edinburgh hotels so his house is empty a lot of the time Mr Harvie will you take in some Ukrainian Refugees?"


There are currently no refugees staying with the First Minister or Mr Harvie as there has been no requirement for this assistance to date.

Mr Harvie's home does not have sufficient space but the First Minister has made it clear that she would be willing to take in Ukrainian refugees, if necessary, like the many thousands of Scots who have already pledged their support.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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