“Scots looking after the Scottish in London, you can’t beat it” January 12, 2017, 8:00 am
“Being homeless was the worst thing that ever happened to me”
Charity for homeless Scots in London denied funding for second year
Scott Macdonald moved to London in 2005 after his dad died having spent some time in the city previously, aged 18.
He worked as a coach driver, but in 2015 it all went wrong.
His private rental flat was condemned following health and safety checks and he found himself homeless.
“I remember my first three nights on the streets,” says the 46-year-old from Grangemouth. “I was terrified.
“I just had to keep telling myself where I came from, who I was and what I could do.”
He was homeless for 11 months until his case was referred to Alex Lavin, Borderline’s Scottish outreach worker, after he dropped in at a day centre in north London