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Backing for Polish consulate plan

Polish football fan
Poles have a considerable presence in the Highlands

Proposals for a Polish consulate to be established in Inverness have won backing from city councillors.

They will ask Thursday's meeting of Highland Council to support the planned office, which would offer services to Poles living in the Highlands.

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

A previous council report said many were enjoying life in the Highlands, but they did have some concerns.

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


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