Mon 30 Nov 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


Map reveals Scotland’s poverty shame

Map reveals Scotland’s poverty shame

The scandal of children living in poverty in Scotland has been outlined by a map pinpointing the country’s most deprived areas.

More than 229,000 youngsters are now living in hardship as their parents struggle to cope with the soaring costs of living.

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? -”