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Highland Council to resettle Syrian refugees in Kinlochleven

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Image caption Highland Council hopes to resettle up to 30 families who have fled conflict in Syria

Highland Council has proposed housing four families of Syrian refugees in Kinlochleven in Lochaber.

The local authority is to hold a meeting in the village on Monday evening to give residents more information on the plan.

Earlier this year, the local authority resettled its first five families who had fled from conflict in Syria.

The council hopes to eventually offer homes to 25 to 30 families over a period of time up to the year 2020.

Like other Scottish authorities, it has been working with Scottish councils body Cosla on resettling families of refugees.

The first group of refugees to be resettled by Highland Council were housed in the Alness area of Ross-shire.

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