Guide

Gypsy Travellers

Last updated: 31 July 2017

Gypsy Traveller sites

Find your local site

Many local councils (and one Registered Social Landlord) are responsible for providing and running Gypsy Traveller sites in their area. Each site has a number of pitches, or spaces, that members of the travelling community can apply to use. These sites must meet minimum standards as set out by the Scottish Government.

The site provider must give you:

  • a written tenancy agreement
  • information about how to make a formal complaint about the site provider
  • information on your rights and responsibilities
  • information on how to operate the appliances and systems in the amenity block

If you ask for information on how pitches are allocated it should be made available to you as well.

Housing rights

The Scottish Social Housing Charter says local councils and social landlords that operate Gypsy Traveller sites are responsible for making sure the sites are well maintained and managed.

The Scottish Government has also created core rights and responsibilities for tenants on Gypsy Traveller sites to make sure everyone is treated fairly.

Gypsy Travellers
Gypsy Traveller sites