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Polish consulate mooted for city

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A significant number of Poles have settled in the Highlands

Councillors are to consider a suggestion that a Polish consulate be opened in the Highlands because of the region's high number of migrant Poles.

Highland Council's Inverness committee will debate the idea for the city at its meeting on Monday.

Like other areas of Scotland, the region is home to many Polish migrant workers and their families.

A report to the committee said many were enjoying life in the Highlands, but there were issues concerning them.

These included integrating into a new society with different laws, different demands and a new cultural structure.

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