A bunch of 52 youngsters from orphanages in Dnipro, Ukraine, have arrived safely in London earlier than heading to their non permanent residence in Scotland.
The kids, aged between one and 18, and their carers have been supposed to go away Poland on Monday however have been held up after key paperwork was not supplied in time.
The Virgin flight lastly touched down in Heathrow on Wednesday night and the group are en path to Callander in Stirling, the place lodging has been organized for them.
Dwelling Secretary Priti Patel tweeted about their arrival, saying: “52 youngsters from Dnipro Children have arrived within the UK to a protected and heat welcome.
“Enormous because of my crew on the UK Dwelling Workplace, the Ukraine and Poland authorities, the Scottish Authorities and Virgin Atlantic who labored urgently on their swift arrival.
“The care they’ll obtain will go some strategy to heal their struggling.”
The charity Dnipro Children, shaped by supporters of Edinburgh’s Hibernian FC, enabled most of the youngsters to flee Ukraine for Poland.
Robert Brown from the charity stated it and Stirling Council have been “dedicated to giving the youngsters an exquisite time in order that they’ll escape the trauma of what they’ve been by, and we will flip their expertise into an journey they’ll bear in mind for the remainder of their lives”.
The kids are anticipated to spend numerous weeks within the Callander space earlier than shifting to Edinburgh.
SNP MP Ian Blackford stated: “The flight from Warsaw to London, earlier than onward switch to Scotland, with the 52 orphans from Dnipro, is within the air.
“Effectively finished to Dnipro Children and all those that have made this occur.”