Homeless Edinburgh people ‘moved out of hotels’ to make way for Taylor Swift tourism

Homeless families in Edinburgh are at risk of being moved out of the city due to a lack of accommodation during Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated visit to the capital.

The council says it is working with affected households to find suitable alternative accommodation due to the huge influx of tourists next weekend when the global superstar takes to the stage at Murrayfield.

Due to the large number of people traveling to the city and booking hotels, the council is struggling to book accommodation nearby for those who do not have a permanent home.

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Councilor Jane Meagher, Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Convener, admitted the situation is a “symptom of the housing crisis” facing the city, Third Force News reports.

She said: “It is a symptom of the housing shortage we face in Edinburgh that we sometimes have to use tourist accommodation to house homeless households. We know this won’t be available all year round, especially during the busy summer months, so we’re reluctantly using it as a last resort.

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