TWO leading Scottish property entrepreneurs have offered to donate some of their flats to homeless people in a collaboration with the charity Social Bite.

Graeme and Leanne Carling are offering units from their property stock in Tayside to house people free of charge for one year.

The couple, who own private property rental and management firm PRS Group, proposed the idea as prepare to take part in tomorrow’s Sleep in the Park event, organised by Social Bite.

The Carlings are also corporate sponsors of Sleep in the Park Dundee and have already donated £5000 and for every £2500 that their team raises.

PRS Group will house homeless people free of charge for a year, up to a maximum of eight people.

Graeme said: “We didn’t hesitate to back Sleep in the Park Dundee.

“As property developers and supporters of their mission, it just makes sense that we would both take part in and sponsor it.

“But it was also important to walk the walk and go an extra step, particularly as we are landlords.

“Not only did we want to sleep out, we wanted to put some of our units to good use and offer accommodation free of charge to homeless people for a year.”

He added: “The more we raise in money, the more people we can house. We will then work with Social Bite to match people with the accommodation.”

Social Bite is aiming to raise

£6 million from Sleep in the Park 2018 as it continues its fight to eradicate homelessness.

The charity hopes that 12,000 people will participate in separate events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee tomorrow in what has been described as “the world’s biggest simultaneous multi-city sleep-out”.

Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall will be “busking” at all four venues, travelling between each by helicopter while other performers across the cities include Eddi Reader, Frightened Rabbit, Lulu and The View’s Kyle Falconer.

Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Graeme and Leanne on both Sleep in the Park Dundee and on their offer to provided free accommodation for the homeless.

He added: “It’s only through innovative solutions like this that

we will help eradicate homelessness in Scotland.”