Gypsy/Travellers



Regulator outlines focus of annual risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a summary of the risks it will focus on in its annual risk assessment. 

Published 29 November 2019

Aberdeenshire Council misses Gypsy/Travellers site compliance deadline but makes homelessness and services improvements

Aberdeenshire Council has missed another deadline for meeting the Scottish Government’s minimum standards at one of its sites for Gypsy/Travellers but has delivered service improvements for people who are homeless.

Published 25 November 2019

Scottish Government announces £3m action plan to tackle challenges in Gypsy/Traveller community

The Scottish Government has launched a £3 million action plan to tackle the discrimination and challenges faced by the Gypsy/Traveller community.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Housing Regulator will focus on standards of gypsy/traveller sites in this year's National Scrutiny Plan

The Scottish Housing Regulator has announced that this year, it will focus on Gypsy/Traveller site standards as part of its strategic scrutiny activity.

Published 4 October 2019

West Dunbartonshire Council to launch consultation on traveller sites

West Dunbartonshire Council is preparing to launch a public consultation to gauge public opinion on best ways to manage relationships with the Traveller community.

Published 27 August 2019

Councillors to consider new Gypsy/Traveller site in West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Council will today consider the development of a short-stay site to accommodate additional members of the Gypsy/Traveller community during the summer months.

Published 21 August 2019

Welcome improvements to Fife gypsy traveller sites

Fife Council has committed to significant investment in gypsy traveller sites across the Kingdom over the next year.

Published 28 February 2019

Work begins on modern travellers site in Girvan

Plans to create modern homes in Girvan for the local travelling community are now under way.

Published 7 February 2019

Immediate action needed to meet minimum Gypsy/Travellers site standards

Social landlords must take immediate action to ensure their sites and pitches meet the minimum site standards set by the Scottish Government, a new Scottish Housing Regulator report has found.

Published 24 October 2018

Regulator welcomes Gypsy/Travellers progress report

A Scottish Government report that shows landlords still have work to do to improve Gypsy/Traveller sites has been welcomed by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 28 May 2018

Gypsy/Traveller site providers urged to quickly improve standards

The Scottish Government has urged Gypsy/Traveller site providers to quickly improve the maintenance of sites after a report revealed that many will not meet minimum standard requirements by next month’s deadline.

Published 24 May 2018

Perth & Kinross Council to update gypsy traveller strategy

Councillors in Perth & Kinross will receive a progress report on the council’s gypsy traveller strategy next week with a view to the implementation of a revised strategy later in the year.

Published 9 May 2018

Regulator highlights importance of applying Charter standards for Gypsy/Travellers

A report highlighting the importance of social landlords meeting the standards and outcomes of the Scottish Social Housing Charter for Gypsy/Travellers has been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 6 March 2018

Shelter Scotland to combat homelessness within Forth Valley's Gypsy Traveller community

A new service is to offer support for members of the Gypsy Traveller community in the Forth Valley in an effort to relieve poverty and stop them becoming homeless.

Published 17 August 2017

New guidance issued to minimise disruption while managing unauthorised Gypsy/Traveller camps

The Scottish Government has published “clearer and more practical” advice for local authorities on how to manage unauthorised camping by Gypsy/Travellers.

Published 5 April 2017