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.
Thousands of elderly people in Scotland are facing “worry and uncertainty” because the company which provides their care is running out of money.
Edinburgh City Council has broken the law 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation for more than seven days.
Scotland's national records office says it will undertake a review that could see it count the deaths of homeless people for the first time.
Local authorities across Scotland have paid out more than half a billion pounds putting homeless people in temporary accommodation in the last five years.