A petition has been launched to ask Glasgow City Council to take in a number of refugees and asylum seekers from Greek refugee camps.

Glasgow Must Act, the Glasgow branch of Europe Must Act, launched the petition on March 17th asking the Council to provide shelter for a number of refugees currently residing in Greece.

It is inspired by Berlin which declared itself ready to accept a similar number of refugees.

Europe Must Act's petition has over 100,000 signatures, and is backed by 10 MEPs and 160 NGOs.

A spokeswoman said: "In order to save lives, the camps on the Aegean islands must be completely evacuated.

"It is time for Glasgow to join Berlin. We must show that our reputation for openness and hospitality is more than a cliché. We have done this before. Now we must do it again."