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Syrians to be welcomed to Glasgow with ‘refuweegee’ packs containing letters from locals

Vulnerable Syrian refugees are to receive special “Refuweegee” welcome packs when they arrive in Glasgow.

The packs, organised by community group Refuweegee, will contain essentials such as blankets, toiletries and stationery, Glasgow-themed items to introduce them to their new city and a heart-warming welcome letter from city residents.

Founder of the Refuweegee project, Selina Hales, said the idea came about from a desire to do something practical in the face of the growing refugee crisis.

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A social soup revolution is simmering across Scotland

There’s something special about soup. Whether it’s the classics – Scotch broth, lentil, Cullen skink, oxtail – or a more exotic taste, a bowl of soup is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold Scottish night.

Almost everyone will have fond memories of their granny’s lentil soup – a thousand tiny variations passed down through the generations.

It’s simple, cheap and healthy – not to mention a clever way to trick the kids into having their five a day.

But more than that, soup is a leveller. It brings people together to enjoy a shared experience.

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