If you're homeless and have nowhere to stay tonight, your local council has a legal duty to help you.
If you're eligible, it'll advise you how to make a homeless application and give you somewhere to stay while it looks into your situation.
Get homeless advice from your local council's website Choose your council Aberdeen City Council Aberdeenshire Council Angus Council Argyll and Bute Council Clackmannanshire Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) Dumfries and Galloway Council Dundee City Council East Ayrshire Council East Dunbartonshire Council East Lothian Council East Renfrewshire Council Edinburgh Council Falkirk Council Fife Council Glasgow City Council The Highland Council Inverclyde Council Midlothian Council Moray Council North Ayrshire Council North Lanarkshire Council Orkney Islands Council Perth & Kinross Council Renfrewshire Council Scottish Borders Council Shetland Council South Ayrshire Council South Lanarkshire Council Stirling Council West Dunbartonshire Council West Lothian Council
If your local council offices are closed, there should be an emergency/out of hours number you can call.
Your other options
Other emergency housing options are:
hostels, nightshelters and winter shelters
domestic violence and women's refuges
bed and breakfast hotels
Use Shelter Scotland's
advice finder to look for local services that can help you in person, or call the free housing helpline on 0808 800 444 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).