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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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New play celebrates 45 years of compassion and anger

10 December 2013

A specially-commissioned play celebrating the 45th anniversary of housing charity Shelter Scotland is set for a one-off showing in Edinburgh on Monday 9th December.


Empty homes champions recognised

27 November 2013

Empty homes champions have been recognised at a special conference held in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel this week (Tuesday 26 November).


Food campaign to boost Shelter Scotland helpline - as calls for help soar

20 November 2013

Calls to Shelter Scotland’s helpline have jumped by around 25 per cent since April this year - as people struggle with the cost of living. 


Conference to look at practical tips on bringing empty homes back into use

18 November 2013

Scotland’s annual Empty Homes Conference will focus on the nitty gritty of how to bring empty homes back into use. 


MAW help to prevent homelessness

15 November 2013

A new advice service to prevent homelessness and help social housing tenants affected by welfare reforms - has been set up in Dundee and Perth & Kinross.


Shelter Scotland at Glasgow Charities Fayre

8 November 2013

Shelter Scotland’s Glasgow team are due to host a stall at the Glasgow Annual Charities Christmas Fayre. 


Thousands of children homeless this Christmas in Scotland

4 November 2013

More than 80,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas Day – 4,847 of them in Scotland - housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has warned today. 


Six month wilderness adventure marked by charity calendar

25 October 2013

A man and his dog who embarked on a six month trek in the Scottish wilderness for housing and homeless charity Shelter Scotland – is launching a calendar featuring photos from his adventure.


Housing is vital to Scotland's wellbeing

22 October 2013

Having a good home is central to the wellbeing of everyone in Scotland, according to Robert Black, the former Auditor General of Scotland.


Stars come together to raise money for Shelter Scotland

21 October 2013

A group of singers, musicians and a local record producer have come together to write, perform and release a song to raise funds for Shelter Scotland – the housing and homelessness charity.



Majority of Scots don’t back house price rises

15 October 2013

The majority of people in Scotland want house prices to remain at their current levels or to fall according to a new survey by housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.


Get baking and raise money for homeless families this Christmas

15 October 2013

Shelter Scotland is calling on teachers, pupils and parents to get involved in the Great Gingerbread House Sale – to raise money for homeless children this Christmas.


Housing and health inequalities top agenda at Scotland homelessness summit

9 October 2013

The link between bad housing and health inequalities and how they impact on life chances is to be discussed at Scotland’s leading homelessness conference today (Wednesday 9th October).


Ten year homelessness action plan needed

7 October 2013

A new 10-year action plan to address homelessness prevention and crisis services needs to be put in place if Scotland wants to remain a world leader on the issue, says housing charity Shelter Scotland.


Edinburgh’s Lady Provost visits homeless veterans

30 September 2013

Edinburgh’s Lady Provost visited homeless veterans to learn about a new partnership which helps ex-servicemen and women find and keep a home.


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