Tue 26 Jul 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.

Test your outlook

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


More children in Scotland living in poverty

More children in Scotland living in poverty

The number of children in Scotland living in poverty has risen by 60,000 over the last year.

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission said Scotland had lost its position as the country with the lowest levels of child poverty in the UK.

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”