A nationwide sleep out to end homelessness in Scotland for good.

4 Cities. One night. 12,000 people under the stars.
Saturday 8th December, 2018

Last year 8,000 people joined the world’s largest sleep out in Princes St Gardens to raise £4 Million and call for an end to homelessness in Scotland. This has caused a sea change in the fight against homelessness and funded a raft of major projects. Now we want to keep up the momentum and we are asking 12,000 people across 4 cities to join us in a nationwide sleep out on Saturday 8th of December.

By raising money and working together we can accelerate the pace of change in Scotland and create the political mandate to end homelessness here. We want to make Scotland an example for the whole world to follow. We’re a small country. A nation of innovators. The statistics of homelessness in Scotland are not insurmountable.

We can do this. We just need you.

Forest outline with sketched elements from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen Sketch with people sleeping on the ground


Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall will be travelling by helicopter to perform 4 cities in 1 night.
Aircraft and flight services provided by Andrew and Yvonne Devlin of Curtis Moore Group, and all airports have agreed to wave their landing fees.

Helicopter symbol
Amy Mcdonald
KT Tunstall
Many more acts to be announced
Performing in Aberdeen
Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

Kris Drever (Lau)
Adam Holmes & The Embers
Plus special guests to be announced

Performing in Glasgow
Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit

Twilight Sad
Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood solo)
Kathryn Joseph
Mountain High DJ set
Plus special guests to be announced

Performing in Dundee
Kyle Falconer

Kyle Falconer

Withered Hand (solo)
Plus special guests to be announced

Performing in Edinburgh


Admiral Fallow (acoustic)
Siobhan Wilson
Plus special guests to be announced

Bedtime Story
Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh

Josh Littlejohn MBE

Josh Littlejohn MBE

Thank You Dinner
Keynote appearance from Malala Yousafzai

Keynote appearance from Malala Yousafzai

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy

Fred MacAulay,<br/>Vic Galloway,<br/>Ewen Cameron

Fred MacAulay,
Vic Galloway,
Ewen Cameron

Where’s my nearest event?

Social Bite’s Wee Sleepout

This year, in Scotland's Year of Young People, we're asking 16s and under to work with their schools, youth groups or parent/guardians to put on their very own Wee Sleep Out! This can be done in schools, community centres, places of worship and in some cases even outside! The idea is: Get involved, get sponsored, make it fun and stay safe!


Fundraising makes it possible

By joining our sleepout you will be joining a collaborative movement of the third sector, the private sector and The Scottish Government to tackle one of society's most pressing issues.You can join as an individual or as a business - all you have to do is make a minimum fundraising commitment.

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So Far We've Raised


Our Fundraising Goal


If you cannot participate in the sleepout,
you can still support by pledging a small monthly donation.

Pledged so far


Our Goal


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Last Year's Results

  1. Graphic symbol A program for 800 rough sleepers, across 4 cities, to be brought off the street into mainstream housing - in the largest program of its kind in the UK. Read more about our Housing First program.
  2. Graphic symbol Hundreds of thousands of pounds being distributed to support a range of charities working with homeless people throughout Scotland. See the charities that have benefited.
  3. Graphic symbol A village being built in Edinburgh to pioneer alternative accommodation models. Read more about the Social Bite Village.
  4. Graphic symbol Engagement with the Scottish Government Action Group on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping.
  5. Graphic symbol 3 major academic studies to give a road map to end homelessness in Scotland. Read our three major academic studies.
  6. Graphic symbol Expanding the capacity of the Edinburgh Winter Night shelter to ensure that noone was forced to sleep rough due to no enough space. Read more about this funding package.
  7. Graphic symbol Supporting Social Bite’s core work including employment programs for homeless people in 3 cities and distributing over 100,000 items of food and hot drinks

How your Donations Help

Supporting Social Bite's Employment and Food Programs
Supporting Social Bite's Employment and Food Programs
Accomodation and Housing Solutions
Accommodation and Housing Solutions
A Nationwide 'Housing First' Program
A Nationwide 'Housing First' Program
Preventing Homelessness - Helping Care-Leavers and Prison-Leavers
Preventing Homelessness - Helping Care-Leavers and Prison-Leavers

What are you campaigning for?

By sleeping out you are also creating a strong mandate for political action. Our Key Campaigning Messages to local and national government are:

  • • Rapidly-Rehouse Rough Sleepers with Support
  • • Prevent homelessness from Prison, Care and NHS
  • • Long Term Funding for 'Housing First'
  • • End Homelessness in Scotland. For Good.

Key campaigning messages.

This year Social Bite are inviting 12,000 people to Sleep Out across 4 cities on the night of 8th December with a mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland for good.

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Last Year's Event

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