Aberdeen has experienced one of the largest drops in homelessness applications in Scotland, according to new figures.
Research from the Scottish Government show there were 149 fewer applications logged in the city between April and September, compared to the same period in 2018.
It represented a drop of 9%, compared to a nationwide decrease of 2% to 18,645.
Aberdeenshire experienced a fall of 4%.
Aberdeen City Council housing spokeswoman Sandra Macdonald said: “Considering the circumstances of some of the other cities, I think we’re getting it right here in Aberdeen.
“Funding is making a massive difference in supporting people in situations where they find themselves homeless. We need to think of sustainable solutions to find a place for them to call home.
“The data does show a downwards trend in Aberdeen and we need to keep our focus and make sure we are continuing to deliver the services which are needed to help those who need it.”
Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “One person being made homeless is one too many, particularly in households which include children.
“That is why we are working with local government, people with lived experience and frontline services to transform services to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.”