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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call to help EU nationals remain in Highlands backed by Ross, Skye & Lochaber MP Ian Blackford


By Scott Maclennan


Site owner John McKenzie and Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Ian Blackford ..Politicians getting a briefing on Dingwall's new £1.9m distillery, Glen Wyvis..Picture: Alison White. Image No.033168.
Site owner John McKenzie and Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Ian Blackford ..Politicians getting a briefing on Dingwall's new £1.9m distillery, Glen Wyvis..Picture: Alison White. Image No.033168.

MP Ian Blackford has backed a call from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for EU nationals to remain in the Highlands.

In a letter, she outlined the support available to them as the UK government attempts to finalise plans to leave the European Union but months of indecision have led to concerns EU nationals may decide to leave post-Brexit Britain.

Mr Blackford said: “The Scottish Government is working to produce a package of support to help EU citizens stay in Scotland.

“The first round of support includes £250,000 of dedicated resource for community-based support across Scotland and a support and advice service for EU citizens with more complex needs or particular challenges.

“At Westminster I will continue to fight for the rights that EU citizens have to be protected.”



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