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This section has information for Gypsies/Travellers on council sites, privately run sites and unauthorised sites, including access to pitches and your rights on site. It also looks at settled housing for Gypsies/Travellers and issues surrounding homelessness.
Gypsies/Travellers are people who have a travelling existence, or are from a travelling background. This page explains about who they are and gives an overview of their housing issues.
Many councils in Scotland provide sites for Gypsies/Travellers to stay in, either temporarily or permanently. This page looks at what these sites are like, how you can apply for a pitch, and what you can do if you aren't happy with the facilities or the way the site is run.
This page looks at your rights if you stay on a holiday or private site run by other Gypsies/Travellers. It also explains your rights if you want to set up a site yourself, on your own land.
If you are unable or unwilling to get a pitch in a council or private site, you may need to set up camp on other land. This page explains your rights if you're staying on an unauthorised site.
Some Gypsies/Travellers live in permanent, settled housing. This may be for a variety of reasons. This page looks at what you can do to access permanent housing.
Gypsies/Travellers are entitled to help from the council if they have nowhere safe and permanent to live. This page looks at your rights.
This page contains links to information for Gypsies/Travellers provided by councils across Scotland, and also lists other useful agencies.