Fri 24 Oct 2014
Red warning issued Poverty across scotland

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Today’s outlook: Bleak

With a sixth of people living in Scotland unable to afford to heat their homes this winter and a fifth of children in Scotland officially living below the breadline, poverty in Scotland is a much more widespread problem than you might have realised. Here you can see how things are looking across Scotland this week and into the future.

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How much do you really know about Scotland’s poor outlook?

How many people in Scotland are living in poverty right now?
  • 15,000
  • 150,000
  • 500,000
  • More than 850,000

Long term outlook

Breaking news

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Scottish child poverty hotspots revealed

Scottish child poverty hotspots revealed

The worst areas for child poverty in Scotland have been mapped for the first time. Action is needed to tackle “shameful” levels of child poverty in parts of Scotland, campaigners have urged.

Warn others about the bleak outlook before it’s too late…

“The forecast for Scotland in 2014 is frightening. What can you do to help those in crisis? - http://bit.ly/1bZ8ivF”