Yesterday I stood alongside Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale in calling for the UK Government to take action towards tackling the ongoing refugee crisis.

This is one of the biggest humanitarian crisis to hit Europe in recent years and it is vital that we all come together to do whatever we can to help.

Anyone that saw the truly heart-breaking picture of little Aylan will have felt a range of emotion from sorrow to helplessness and an urge to see action.

That is why I am pleased that Scottish parties have joined together to attend a humanitarian summit in Edinburgh today and I am delighted to see that Fife Council is offering support to the Governments at Westminster and Holyrood.

I believe that Scotland is an open, inclusive and multicultural society and that we will welcome refugees into our communities.