New Aberdeen rough sleeping team 'having encouraging results'
A homeless charity has said a new team set up to support vulnerable people forced to sleep rough or beg on Aberdeen's streets is having encouraging results.
Aberdeen Cyrenians has deployed so-called Assertive Outreach Workers.
They provide practical support and ways of securing accommodation for those without a home.
The project will also examine the reasons for street begging and map out the issue in the city.
Chief executive Mike Burns told BBC Scotland: "The team takes sleeping bags, flasks, expertise and humanity.
"The thing about rough sleeping is we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.
"It's a bigger problem than we see in a doorway."