Hundreds of Scottish Gas employees, their friends and families, walked, jogged or cycled for miles through Bo’ness on Sunday, raising thousands of pounds in support of the housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland. Participants in the ‘British Gas Treks Britain 2015’ event had the choi
Pictured: Kristen Hubert of the Empty Homes Partnership and Shelter Scotland's Graeme Brown launch the national empty homes helpline The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has appealed to members of the public to report empty homes in their communities using a free national helpline.
Ellie Hutchinson, Private Renting Project Manager, introduces Shelter Scotland’s national private tenants forum. Running in four local areas, and supported by a national online presence, this forum aims to strengthen private tenants’ voices in policy formation. A house is more than bricks and mo
Robert Black A major report has called for a radical look at the future direction of housing policy in Scotland and links the benefits of having a decent, safe and secure home to better health and life chances for all.
New controls over private sector rents would price visitors out of staying in Edinburgh during the festivals, letting agents have claimed. David Alexander, managing director of DJ Alexander, said he fears fewer flats would be available for short-term rent under proposals drawn up by the Scottish Gov
By Adam Lang, head of communications & policy at Shelter Scotland Shelter Scotland believes that the proposed reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenancy that the Scottish Government is due to bring forward later this year represent a positive and progressive step forward and are sorely n
Shelter Scotland has published a paper which sets out the principles it believes should underpin further devolution of social security - including housing benefit – to the Scottish Parliament, and what steps the Scottish Government and UK governments should take in relation to the devolution of so
People in Scotland facing bad housing and homelessness will now be able to access free, housing, money and debt advice via their computer, tablets and mobile phones – with one-to-one support and signposting provided digitally from housing advisors. The new digital advice service has been launched
Two friends will embark on a trek across rough terrain in all weathers this weekend to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people across Scotland. Derek Grosvenor (55), who works for British Gas, and Tim Miles (63) have been friends for 25 years, and will walk from Aviemore to Fort William
from left to right – Matt Lock, Shelter Scotland Edinburgh hub manager, Fiona King, Shelter Scotland campaigns and public affairs manager, councillor Sandy Howat, deputy leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, councillor Andrew Burns, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council and Adam Lang, head of
Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters. The Make Renting Right campaign aims to give tenants and their families in the private rented sector long-term security in their homes. Campaign objectives include fairer tenancy