Glasgow Central staff set up a welcome stand for refugees arriving from Ukraine

Staff at Glasgow Central are preparing to welcome refugees fleeing Ukraine and have even set up a stand to welcome them.

Network Rail shared a photo of a table set up in the station offering anyone arriving help with accommodation, food and medical needs.

Scotland is ready to welcome thousands of Ukrainians thanks to offers from residents wishing to provide them with accommodation.

Written in English and Ukrainian, a sign in the station reads: ‘Welcome to Scotland. If you have just arrived here for the first time, we have staff at our Edinburgh Waverley and Central Scotland stations Glasgow who can help you with accommodation, food and medical needs.”

Nicola Sturgeon previously said the country would welcome “at least a proportionate share” of refugees from Ukraine to the UK.

The Scottish Government is currently the only UK organization authorized to sponsor refugees.

The Prime Minister has urged organizations and charities working with those on the run to help publicize the Scottish route.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Our scheme will allow a significant number of people fleeing Ukraine to come to Scotland immediately, and can come to Scotland first for safety and refuge.

“To Ukrainians coming to our country, I can say that we will treat you with compassion, dignity and respect, and welcome to Scotland, our home – and, for as long as you need it, yours too.”

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UK Refugees Minister Lord Harrington said more than 20,000 visa applications had been made under their Homes for Ukraine scheme.

The scheme allows members of the public to host refugees, however, when Ukrainians apply to the scheme, the Scottish Government can now be selected as the visa application sponsor, which will avoid the need to initially match hosts with refugees.