Security Scotland provided staff on Saturday night for the “world’s biggest sleepout” to raise money for the homeless in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens.

More than 8,000 were sleeping rough overnight in sub-zero conditions to raise money to tackle homelessness. Thousands of people, including celebrities & politicians are doing for one very cold night, what thousands more do every night.

Dubbed the “world’s biggest sleepout’, the Sleep in the Park event in Edinburgh hopes to raise £4m to tackle rough sleeping and homelessness in Scotland.

Among those taking part were Liam Gallagher, Deacon Blue, Frightened Rabbit, Rob Brydon, and Amy Macdonald.

John Cleese performed a bedtime story, while Sir Bob Geldof addressed the crowd.