Ukrainian chapel secures lifeline funding support

Ukrainian chapel near Lockerbie secures lifeline funding

May 23, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Image source, SOSE Image caption, Funding will help to secure the long-term future of the tiny chapel At a glance A tiny Ukrainian chapel in southern Scotland has secured funding for repairs The support from South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) will help to safeguard its long-term future * The site has become a focus for humanitarian aid during the war in Ukraine A funding package has been secured to help safeguard the future of a tiny Ukrainian chapel in southern Scotland.
  • Image source, SOSE Image caption, The chapel has become a gathering point for humanitarian aid The story of the site goes back 75 years to when Ukrainian prisoners of war arrived in Glasgow, having previously been interned in Italy after World War Two.
  • "It has proved a critical location for collection of donations during the ongoing Ukraine conflict, and we hope it will continue to be an important venue for years to come."
  • Image source, Sose Image caption, The chapel has been described as a pillar of the Ukrainian community in southern Scotland "The chapel is an asset to the local Lockerbie community," he said.

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