Up to 500 Aberdeen properties to be renovated to house Ukrainian refugees

UP to 500 empty Aberdeen City Council properties are to be renovated to help house Ukrainian refugees.

The local authority announced it is to spend £6.15 million bringing buildings back into use as part of a nationwide effort, funded by the Scottish Government, to accommodate people displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Councillor Miranda Radley, convener of the communities, housing, and public protection committee, said, “This investment will give people displaced by war in Ukraine a chance to resettle in our city and become part of our community.

“We are providing a home in the very real sense of the word. Coupled with the humanitarian aid provided by residents, Aberdeen has become a place of sanctuary where families and individuals can rebuild their lives.”