Shelter Scotland

Blog: Homes: Let’s raise the debate

A second Scottish Parliament debate on housing in the space of 3 months shows just how much housing is working its way up the political agenda.

Published 23 November 2015

Blog: Remembering Mary Barbour and the Glasgow Rent Strikes

The 17th November saw the 100th anniversary of the Glasgow Rent Strikes.  In this blog, Shelter Scotland’s Housing Adviser, Jenny Love, tells us about the woman behind it – housing campaigner, Mary Barbour.

Published 23 November 2015

Almost 5,000 Scots children will be homeless this Christmas

More than 100,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas Day with almost 5,000 of them in Scotland, housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has warned today.

Published 2 November 2015

Blog: Help spread some festive cheer

Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland on this year’s Social Media Santa campaign

Published 27 October 2015

Blog: Letting agents: Have your say

By Ellie Hutchinson at Shelter Scotland

Published 22 October 2015

Search begins to find families pictured living in Scotland’s slums

A search has begun to find the children and their families featured in iconic photographs of Scotland’s tenement slums.

Published 21 October 2015

Blog: Reaching out in Glasgow

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year who are struggling with bad housing or homelessness, but we’re always looking to do more to make sure that people know they’re not alone in the fight against bad housing and homelessness.

Published 20 October 2015

Mystery as over £5,000 worth of new designer clothes donated to charity shop

An Aberdeen charity shop has joined the ranks of high-fashion retailers in the city after a generous mystery donor handed over designer clothes worth thousands of pounds.

Published 20 October 2015

First Minister makes £3bn pledge to build 50,000 affordable homes

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has made an early election commitment to embark on a £3 billion programme to build 50,000 new affordable homes in Scotland if the SNP were to win a third term next May.

Published 15 October 2015

Blog: Why building homes must be a priority for us all

Great leaps forward in housing policy since devolution, but huge challenges remain

Published 15 October 2015

Homes can transform lives of 7,000 children ‘shackled’ by poverty

An innovative service aims to put homes at the heart of transforming the life chances of families and children ‘shackled’ by poverty Renfrewshire.

Published 14 October 2015

Iconic images of Scotland’s slums showcased after 50 years

A collection of photographs documenting Scotland’s slums are coming home almost 50 years after they were taken.

Published 13 October 2015

New investment model launched to deliver 1,000 affordable homes

A new investment vehicle has been launched that will provide up to 1,000 affordable homes for rent across Scotland.

Published 13 October 2015

Blog: It’s time to deliver real security for Scotland’s private renters

James Battye at Shelter Scotland says renting in Scotland needs to change.

Published 12 October 2015