THE UK Government must reconsider its treatment of the translators who aided the British army in Afghanistan as Remembrance Day approaches, a Scots MP says.

David Linden, who represents Glasgow East, says the men who risked their lives to aid UK troops should be allowed to bring their spouses to Scotland.

Earlier this year Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said that frontline patrol interpreters were the “unsung heroes” of the military campaign in Afghanistan and “served our nation with dazzling distinction”.

But current rules state that men who married only after coming to the UK are not entitled to set up home here with their wives.

The Scottish Afghan Society is amongst groups now campaigning for a rule change.

It says more than 100 interpreters in Scotland are “victims” of the “biased” policy.

With just days until the UK reflects on the human cost of war on Remembrance Sunday, Linden has backed the push, saying: “Despite having served a vital role as interpreters with the British Army in Afghanistan, many of these guys have no certainty about their future or family life.

“For many of these guys, loved ones are still in Afghanistan whilst they themselves are rebuilding their lives in the UK and it was clear from listening to the stories just how distressing and upsetting this is.

“As we approach Remembrance Sunday, we rightly reflect on and give thanks for all of those who serve in the Armed Forces. The fact remains, the Afghan interpreters performed a vital role with UK forces out in Afghanistan and it’s high time the British Government recognised this.”

Earlier this year the UK Government confirmed around 50 interpreters would be granted the right to live in the UK with their wives and children, following a review of official policy.

The decision follows a campaign by the Daily Mail and Williamson said: “We will do what is right to honour their extraordinary service.”