A leading drug activist has urged Scots to engage in widespread civil disobedience to reduce the number of people dying of drug overdoses.
Shelter Scotland is preparing to take legal action against Glasgow City Council over its failure to house thousands of homeless people.
Serco's new lock changes will see about 300 people made homeless across Glasgow within months, with charities claiming they were given no warning.
Serco has been fined millions of pounds by the Home Office for failing to meet the terms of its contract to provide accommodation for asylum seekers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The plan to cut homeless services in Glasgow by £2.6 million goes against government policies to eradicate homelessness, critics say.
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership are cutting support by £2.6 million, with the loss of almost 100 emergency and supported housing beds.
The multinational firm, Serco, has been accused of making asylum seekers feel unsafe by regularly walking into their homes using spare keys without giving adequate prior warning.
Serco has won a legal case over the eviction, but a human rights firm says the legal position is 'far from settled'. Meanwhile, hundreds are living with the threat of eviction.
Charities are demanding urgent action to prevent a “tragic” loss of lives, as updated figures reveal at least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months.