Gypsy/Travellers



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

South Lanarkshire Council employee recognised with top award

A council manager has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for his work to help make a Gypsy/Traveller site in South Lanarkshire one of the best of its kind in Scotland.

Published 19 December 2016

Gypsy sites ‘should be central part of tackling housing crisis’, says CIH report

Providing Gypsy and Traveller sites should be made a central part of tackling the UK’s housing crisis, according to a new report.

Published 14 December 2016

New Gypsy/Traveller site set for Girvan

South Ayrshire Council has committed to investing in a replacement travelling persons site in Girvan following severe storm damage to the original site at Houdston late last year.

Published 12 December 2016

Regulator raises awareness of standards landlords need to deliver for Gypsy/Travellers

A new poster has been published to raise awareness of the standards that are expected to be delivered for Gypsy/Travellers who use sites provided by social landlords.

Published 18 November 2016

Permanent approval for Moray Gypsy/Traveller site

A family has been granted permanent planning permission for a previously unauthorised Gypsy/Traveller site in Moray.

Published 16 June 2016

Scottish Housing Regulator presents Gypsy/Travellers report to Parliament

The Scottish Housing Regulator has given evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee which has been looking at issues facing Gypsy/Travellers.

Published 27 November 2015

Social landlords failing to deliver Gypsy/Traveller services, warns regulator

A major report by the Scottish Housing Regulator has found that social landlords need to give an equal standard of service to Gypsy/Travellers and housing tenants.

Published 5 November 2015

Blog: Fresh thinking on travellers

Fresh thinking, a change in attitude and a frank discussion. This is what is required if we are to seriously change the way in which local authorities deal with the travelling community and the associated public outcry, Councillor John Alexander tells Scottish Housing News.

Published 3 July 2015

Aberdeenshire Council rejects two travellers planning applications

Planning applications for a travellers site were rejected last week at an Aberdeenshire Council meeting. 

Published 5 May 2015

Aberdeenshire Council to decide on retrospective Gypsy/Traveller site applications

Aberdeenshire Council will be asked to decide on two retrospective planning applications relating to an unauthorised Gypsy/Traveller site near St Cyrus today.

Published 30 April 2015

Black’s Blog: Travellers - let's get this right

Cllr Jimmy Black attends a seminar in Perth to launch a series of good practice books on travellers' sites.

Published 7 April 2015

Aberdeenshire Council approves new travellers sites

Aberdeenshire Council has agreed a new strategy for the provision of sites for the travelling community.

Published 23 March 2015