scotland

Scotland needs real-time rough sleeping count to save lives
rough sleeping and temporary accommodation in Scotland is under the spotlight on Buchanan Street in Glasgow
homelessness

Scotland needs real-time rough sleeping count to save lives

The Salvation Army has warned a ‘serious data gap’ on the number of people sleeping rough on the streets and how people are dying in temporary accommodation is hampering attempts to eradicate homelessness in Scotland
Scottish government is declaring a national housing emergency – but what does it actually mean?
Scottish first minister John Swinney
Housing

Scottish government is declaring a national housing emergency – but what does it actually mean?

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2024
Homelessness

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2024

Humza Yousaf has resigned – but rent controls 'can't be allowed to go with him', campaigners say
Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf has resigned – but rent controls 'can't be allowed to go with him', campaigners say

Village of 'beautiful homes' for homeless people to be built in Lanarkshire by Social Bite
Homelessness

Village of 'beautiful homes' for homeless people to be built in Lanarkshire by Social Bite

New play Capital! explores Edinburgh's financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor
Theatre

New play Capital! explores Edinburgh's financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it
Trussell Trust food banks
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it

Renters in Scotland face 'tidal wave of evictions' as rent cap and eviction ban comes to an end
Scottish renters want Patrick Harvie and other ministers to take action to protect them from end of the rent cap
RENTING

Renters in Scotland face 'tidal wave of evictions' as rent cap and eviction ban comes to an end

Homelessness set to soar by a third in Scotland in two years – but it 'doesn't need to be this way'
man experiencing homelessness
Homelessness

Homelessness set to soar by a third in Scotland in two years – but it 'doesn't need to be this way'

Social media and closure of youth 'safe spaces' could lead to surge in violent crime, research warns
Youth centres

Social media and closure of youth 'safe spaces' could lead to surge in violent crime, research warns

'You can have a life-changing experience for the price of pizza': Why Sneaky Pete's is vital to Scottish music
A packed crowd enjoying Fatherson playing at Sneaky Pete's
Venue Watch

'You can have a life-changing experience for the price of pizza': Why Sneaky Pete's is vital to Scottish music

Late Scottish artist's powerful sketches of homeless people discovered in attic after 30 years
Robert McKee homelessness art in Dundee
Art

Late Scottish artist's powerful sketches of homeless people discovered in attic after 30 years

Here's when people in Scotland will get the winter heating payment in 2023 and 2024
winter heating payment
Cost of living crisis

Here's when people in Scotland will get the winter heating payment in 2023 and 2024

Allowing asylum seekers to work will help tackle growing refugee homelessness crisis, says minister
refugee homeless, Emma Roddick
Exclusive

Allowing asylum seekers to work will help tackle growing refugee homelessness crisis, says minister

This Scottish music venue changed a disabled teen's life – but may run out of money in months
woman playing a keyboard and singing, MacArts centre, man in a hat at a microphone
venue watch

This Scottish music venue changed a disabled teen's life – but may run out of money in months

Tributes paid to Perth Big Issue vendor Rab Lakie who died after heart attack: 'One in a million'
Big Issue vendor Rab Lakie
Our Vendors

Tributes paid to Perth Big Issue vendor Rab Lakie who died after heart attack: 'One in a million'

Rosebank: Emergency protests planned after new North Sea oil field given go-ahead
Rosebank
Climate crisis

Rosebank: Emergency protests planned after new North Sea oil field given go-ahead

Safer drug consumption rooms that reduce overdose deaths green-lit by Scotland's top lawyer
Drugs

Safer drug consumption rooms that reduce overdose deaths green-lit by Scotland's top lawyer

'The leadership we need': Humza Yousaf confirms plans for rent controls in Scotland
Humza Yousaf
Rent controls

'The leadership we need': Humza Yousaf confirms plans for rent controls in Scotland

Drug-related deaths in Scotland: Here's what can be done now
Peter Krykant outside his safe consumption van in Glasgow, Scotland. An important part of the fight against drug-related deaths
drug deaths

Drug-related deaths in Scotland: Here's what can be done now

The Black Eden by Richard T Kelly review: A story of Scotland's black gold rush
The Black Eden by Richard T Kelly book cover
Fiction

The Black Eden by Richard T Kelly review: A story of Scotland's black gold rush

What is a universal basic income and why is it being trialled in the UK?
UBI

What is a universal basic income and why is it being trialled in the UK?

Could food banks be relegated to the history books?
trussell trust food banks
Sabine Goodwin

Could food banks be relegated to the history books?

How the Scottish government is hoping to end the need for food banks
food banks/ rising costs
Food banks

How the Scottish government is hoping to end the need for food banks

A utopian vision for sustainable festivals
Howling Fling - sustainable festival
Festival Guide 2023

A utopian vision for sustainable festivals