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2014

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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Social Media Santas Wanted to Buy Presents for Homeless Children this Christmas

17 November 2014

‘Social Media Santa’ is now in its third year and last year delivered hundreds of presents to homeless children by working with housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.


Dundee Volunteer Wanted to Help Local People With Online Skills

14 November 2014

Shelter Scotland is offering a unique opportunity for a tech-savvy volunteer to help those in housing need improve their IT skills. 


Shelter Scotland seeks Volunteers in Edinburgh

14 November 2014

Shelter Scotland is asking for local people in Edinburgh to volunteer their time to help with the running of the housing and homelessness charity’s shops. 


Shelter Scotland comment on the latest Scottish Government Private Rented Sector figures

12 November 2014

Commenting on the release of today’s Private Rented Sector statistics for Scotland, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:


Shelter Scotland comment on Overcrowding in Social Housing

6 November 2014

Commenting on today’s Scottish Government release of statistics from the Scotland Census of 2011, which showed that 23% of families with dependent children in social housing are living in overcrowded conditions, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:


Shelter Scotland Strengthens Management Team With New Appointments

5 November 2014

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has made two new appointments to strengthen its senior management team in Scotland.


90,000 Homeless Children in Britain This Christmas

3 November 2014

Around 90,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas Day – more than 4,000 of them in Scotland - housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland warned today.


Edinburgh Music Fans & John Peelites raise money for housing and homelessness charity

30 October 2014

Music fans gathered in Edinburgh last Thursday for a unique night celebrating the John Peel sessions and raised £350 for Shelter Scotland.


Financial Services and Recruitment Specialists Raise £10K for Shelter Scotland after Completing Borders Cycle Challenge

30 October 2014

A 25-strong team of financial services specialists have raised £10,000 for Shelter Scotland after cycling 101 miles in just over 8 hours around the Borders.


FAST GROWTH IN PRIVATE RENTING BRINGS NEW CAMPAIGN FOR REFORM 1-in-4 Private Renters are Families with Children

30 October 2014

A new national campaign aimed at making Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer for all is launched today by Shelter Scotland.



Bad Landlords Beware: New Campaign Launched to Stop Illegal Evictions Shelter Scotland, Police Scotland and Crimestoppers Join Forces

14 October 2014

A new campaign targeting the criminal practice of illegal eviction by private landlords in Scotland is launched today, Monday 13th October 2014, at Bristo Square, Edinburgh.


Shelter Scotland Budget comment - missed opportunity

9 October 2014

Commenting on today’s Scottish Budget announcement, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:


Beyond bricks and mortar - have your say on how good housing can help everyone in Scotland flourish

1 October 2014

People in Scotland are being asked to give feedback on suggestions published today which are aimed at improving wellbeing in Scotland by developing better housing policies.  The challenge is to develop a more rounded approach to housing – taking into account more than just bricks and mortar.


Nominations Wanted for Scotland’s Empty Homes Champions

11 September 2014

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership is scouring the Scotland for its outstanding empty homes champions to be honoured at this year’s Empty Homes Conference.


Financial Services and Recruitment Specialists Take on Borders Cycle Challenge to Raise £10K for Shelter Scotland

10 September 2014

A 25-strong team of financial services and recruitment specialists is taking on the gruelling challenge of cycling 101 miles in a day to raise £10,000 for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.


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