The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer. The capital experiences the highest rents in Scotland and house prices are continuing to rise, placing pressure on housi
Shelter Scotland has revealed its intention to drop legal action taken against Glasgow City Council over homelessness after the announcement of a historic intervention by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR). The housing and homelessness charity began its bid for a judicial review into the local aut
The City of Edinburgh Council has voiced its support for Shelter Scotland's campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scots law. Sheler Scotland launched the campaign after research carried out for the charity by YouGov found that 88% of people surveyed agreed that everyone in Scotlan
Shoppers in-the-know descended upon Shelter Scotland's Stockbridge shop on Friday in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters. Customers were given the chance to pick up designer bargains and collectables including famous brands such as Liberty, Mulberry and Jimm
North Ayrshire Council has been congratulated for its outstanding efforts to bring empty homes back into use. The council’s private sector team was honoured by Shelter Scotland for its work in breathing new life into disused properties.
Around 10,000 people have signed a Shelter Scotland petition calling on the Scottish Government to have the right to a home enshrined in Scottish Law. The petition has been backed by Scottish film and music stars Annie Lennox, Robert Carlyle, KT Tunstall and Mark Bonnar, along with celebrated best-s
The Scottish Housing Regulator is to investigate Glasgow City Council’s service for people who are homeless after finding that a “significant number of people” are still failing to receive temporary and emergency accommodation when required.
A collaboration of lawyers who took on a multi-billion-pound national services company to defend the rights to a home for more than 300 highly vulnerable asylum seekers has won the Judges Award at The Herald’s 2019 Law Awards of Scotland.