Are You With Us?

A petition signed by around 10,000 people calling for new legislation to secure a legal right to a home is to be delivered to the Scottish Parliament. The campaign originating this year has been promoted throughout the country by Scottish celebrity figureheads including Robert Carlyle, Annie Lennox and crime writer Val McDermid. The latest Scottish statistics suggest a 3% rise in the number of homeless people in Scotland compared to the previous year, with 36,465 homelessness applications between 2018 and 2019. The petition comes as part of homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s Are You With Us campaign which launched in August … Continue reading Are You With Us?

Consultation on Scots defamation law – Have your say!

By Eszter Tarnai A review to change defamation law in Scotland has been launched by the Government today. The aim is to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media in the 21st century. Damaging an individual’s reputation through false communication, or defamation is a growing concern in Scotland, especially online, with the growing popularity of social media. According to Community Safety Minister Ash Denham, who is launching the review, it is time for a change. Defamation does not only concern journalists, but with the use of social media, or even just words, anyone can easily be a victim. … Continue reading Consultation on Scots defamation law – Have your say!