Around 1,800 people braved plunging temperatures in Aberdeen to raise money for the homeless.
Generous Aberdonians joined fellow Scots in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee to give up their bed for a night as part of this year’s Sleep in the Park event.
Singers Eddi Reader, KT Tunstall and Amy Macdonald took to the stage in Duthie Park to entertain the crowds as they braved rain, wind and temperatures of just 2C.
The sleep out, which started at 4pm on Saturday and finished around 5am the following day, also saw Dons manager Derek McInnes read a bedtime story to the crowd.
The event was organised by charity Social Bite and all the money raised will support its operations, including Housing First, an initiative aimed at offering “wrap-around” support to homeless people, as well as a home.
Social Bite boss Josh Littlejohn also spoke to the assembled crowd, announcing that £3.2 million had been raised so far across the country, and they are on track to meet the £4m target when fundraising closes on Christmas Eve.
Josh said: “It’s a real privilege to be able to go round all four cities, and the set-up here in Aberdeen looks fantastic.
“I’m thrilled with the turnout, and I’m totally grateful and delighted with everyone that’s got behind the cause.”
This year’s event was the first to be rolled out across the country, following last year’s successful sleep out in Edinburgh.
Steven Drummond, who works in customer service at Proserv, raised £4,500.
He said: “I’ve got two young kids, and I’ve seen a few things about young people being made homeless, so I wanted to get involved.
“It seemed like a good charity, and I like the fact that you can actually see what they’re doing.”