Thousands of Scottish children will spend Christmas Day without a home, according to figures.

Data obtained under freedom of information shows that 10,695 children were left without a home on Christmas Day last year – an increase of more than 1000 on 2013.

There were warnings hat the situation will only worsen if the Scottish Government does not deliver its election promise to deliver 30,000 homes for social rent before the 2016 Holyrood election.

Reported by The Glasgow Evening Times. You can read the full story here. 

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