Mick became a beggar around six years ago after helping a friend – and has been doing it most nights since.
In a series of special articles, Special Investigations reporter Dale Haslam looks at what is being done to help beggars in the North-east. He also examines the myths and reality of life on the street, speaking to businesses to find out how they are affected, and to those people who regularly beg.
A businessman has issued a challenge to beggars – saying if they want work they should come and see him.
Beggars put people off visiting Aberdeen by having sex in the street and arguing over drugs, a nightclub boss has claimed.
After yesterday revealing the number of beggars on Aberdeen’s streets had nearly doubled in four years, our investigation into begging in Aberdeen today continues with a look at the impact the practice has on retailers in the city centre.
Politicians have been attempting to introduce new measures related to beggars for at least the last 13 years. Here is a timeline of how the issue has been debated in the city since 2004.
In 2018 we need to ask why people are still begging on the streets of Aberdeen.
Begging is not a crime in Scotland – but there are exceptions and it is possible for beggars to overstep the mark.
In a series of special articles over the next week, Special Investigations Reporter Dale Haslam will look at what is being done to help homeless people in the North-east, examine the myths and reality of life on the street, speak to businesses to find out how they are affected and speak to those people who regularly beg on our streets to make ends meet.