The poverty crisis in Scotland is overwhelming, with over half a million scots living in extreme poverty. Many factors contribute to this harrowing figure. The Scottish Government is putting measures in place to try and combat the huge amount of people in Scotland that live in poverty.
If you are a born and bred scot or have even lived in Scotland you have probably never noticed how deprived our Scottish children are. Over 220,000 Scottish children are officially recognised as living in poverty, that’s more than one in five children being hungry and cold. This terrifying figure is set to rise more than 50% by 2020.