28 December 2011
With one year to go until Scotland’s historic homelessness legislation comes into force, the country’s leading housing and homelessness charity says local authorities must build on their achievements to date.
22 December 2011
A vintage 1950’s Rolex Oyster watch which was mysteriously donated to a charity shop has sold in a silent auction for £720 – eventually going to an Edinburgh resident who will surprise her husband with the very special gift on Christmas Day.
21 December 2011
A group of Scotland’s top bands are gathering in Glasgow tomorrow [22 December] for an exclusive festive gig in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.
12 December 2011
According to Scotland’s leading housing and homelessness charity around 280,000 people may risk their homes to pay for Christmas.
9 December 2011
The Scottish Government should use funds raised from a new tax on empty homes to fund a programme of renovation for Scotland’s 23,000 long-term empty properties.
5 December 2011
A vintage 1950’s Rolex Oyster watch which was mysteriously donated to an Edinburgh charity shop is set to be auctioned to help Scotland’s leading housing and homelessness charity.
22 November 2011
An undercover investigation has revealed the shocking widespread practice of some letting agents in Scotland charging private tenants extortionate and unjustified upfront charges.
21 November 2011
Scotland’s leading housing and homelessness charity is using this Christmas to campaign for the urgent introduction of statutory standards in temporary accommodation to end the scandal of children being damaged by their experiences in bad, unregulated accommodation.
17 November 2011
Not many will know what a game of korfball entails, but Edinburgh’s oldest and largest Korfball team took time out from winning matches to raise money for charity.
10 November 2011
Responding to CML figures out today showing there was a slight increase in repossessions to 9,200 in the third quarter of 2011, while arrears decreased slightly, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:
19 October 2011
A nine-year-old from Edinburgh is the first person to complete a city-wide challenge set by leading housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.
17 October 2011
Knitted blanket squares and designer hats from all over the world will once again feature at the heart of The Big Knit – a wild and woolly fundraising event in aid of Shelter Scotland and a key part of the renowned Perthshire Amber Festival.
12 October 2011
Hard pressed homeowners and tenants across Scotland are being urged not to cut corners on insurance and to carry out a winter health check on their home before severe weather hits and they find it’s too late.
7 October 2011
Former MSP for the Lothians Shirley-Anne Somerville has been appointed as a member of the Shelter Scotland committee.
7 October 2011
New powers to help local authorities bring some of Scotland’s 23,000 empty homes back in to use come into force today.