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2010 press releases

Browse through Shelter Scotland's press releases from this page. Contact the media team for further background information and briefings or to arrange an interview.


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Big Knit fundraiser is international success

23 December 2010

The Big Knit, a fantastic fundraiser in aid of Shelter Scotland, has proved to be a major international success for the second year running.


Response from Shelter Scotland to Bank of Scotland vacant property report

20 December 2010

Shelter Scotland today responded to statistics released by HBOS on the number of vacant properties across Scotland.


Shelter Scotland responds to Scottish Government announcement that Right to Buy reforms will be made law

10 December 2010

Shelter Scotland today responded to the Scottish Government's announcement that Right to Buy reforms will be made law.


Evictions in Scotland down by a third

10 December 2010

Evictions by social landlords across Scotland have reduced by one third in the last year according to new analysis by Shelter Scotland.


New drive to bring Scotland's empty homes back into use

22 November 2010

A new Empty Homes drive in Scotland is launching this week to help councils bring some of Scotland’s 50,000 empty private sector homes back into use. 


Shoppers tempted again by M&S Christmas Food-on-the-Move in aid of Shelter Scotland

18 November 2010

Shoppers at Marks and Spencer are once again being tempted to give in to the non-guilty pleasure of indulging in an irresistible range of Christmas-themed lunch break food.


Shelter Scotland calls for Swinney to bridge the housing gap and 'Make Housing Matter' in Budget

16 November 2010

Shelter Scotland will be urging MSPs to sign up to its Make Housing Matter petition ahead of Wednesday’s Scottish Budget.


Shelter Scotland today responded to new CML repossession figures

11 November 2010

Shelter Scotland today responded to new CML figures showing there were 8,900 repossessions in July-September this year. 


Increasing pressure on homeowners puts one in six British households on a knife edge

10 November 2010

One in six British households is already struggling to pay their mortgage according to new research from Shelter Scotland.


84 per cent of Scotland’s councils will see households losing £30 a month or more in housing benefit

8 November 2010

84 per cent of Scotland’s local authorities will have households living in the private rented sector facing losses of more than £30 a month following cuts to housing benefit, Shelter Scotland says.


Victory for homeless people as housing bill passes final stage

3 November 2010

New laws which strengthen the way in which local councils support families who are at risk of homelessness have been hailed by Shelter Scotland as crucial and progressive.


U-turn by Scottish Government blocks new rights for homeless people - Shelter Scotland takes to the streets of Dunfermline to protest

1 November 2010

A major u-turn by the Scottish Government which would destroy new rights for homeless people has prompted Shelter Scotland to take to the streets of Dunfermline to campaign against the changes.


Shelter Scotland's Prisons Advice Project helps reduce homelessness

29 October 2010

Over the past year Shelter Scotland’s Prisons Advice Project has prevented homelessness or helped find accommodation for 89% of clients who came to the charity because they faced losing their home. Housing problems and homelessness are known to be key contributors to prisoners reoffending. 


Housing benefit cuts slammed as Scottish Government considers blocking new rights for the homeless

28 October 2010

Housing benefit cuts slammed as Scottish Government considers blocking new rights for the homeless.


First ever temporary accommodation standards to be launched

25 October 2010

The first ever guidance on standards in temporary accommodation is to be published by Shelter Scotland and CIH Scotland in November.


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