One of the country’s leading house builders has donated almost £19,000 to housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.
Barratt Homes’ West Scotland division raised money for the charity during its annual gathering of contractors and suppliers. £18,650 was raised on the night.
Last year 36,457 households made homeless applications to their local council in Scotland. Meanwhile, 150,500 families and individuals are on the waiting list for a home to call their own.
Each year Shelter Scotland helps half a million people facing housing and homelessness difficulties by providing expert support services, online advice and a free national helpline.