Helping the local Gypsy/Traveller community during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped South Lanarkshire Council receive recognition at a national level. The council’s Housing and Technical Resources and the local Gypsy/Traveller community won this year’s COSLA Excellence Award for ‘E
Local authorities can now apply to a new £20 million fund launched by the Scottish Government which will help to provide more and better accommodation for Gypsy/Traveller communities. This funding will help to build experience and skills in Gypsy/Traveller site development by focusing on demon
Travellers have won their fight to stay on a site built without permission beside the internationally-renowned North Esk Park nature reserve in Aberdeenshire. North Esk Park at St Cyrus has been at the centre of a planning battle since emerging virtually overnight without approval in September 2013.
Up to £20 million will be invested by the Scottish Government to provide more and better accommodation for Gypsy/Traveller communities. This funding, part of Scotland’s first long-term national housing strategy, will enable local authorities to improve existing sites and expand provision
A new policy which would allow Moray Council staff to access council tenants’ homes to make sure they meet minimum safety requirements has been released for public consultation. In response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Scottish Government has amended the minimum legal standard for smoke
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.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has announced that this year, it will focus on Gypsy/Traveller site standards as part of its strategic scrutiny activity. Earlier this week, Audit Scotland published its National Scrutiny Plan.
Fife Council has committed to significant investment in gypsy traveller sites across the Kingdom over the next year. Convenor of the community and housing services committee, Cllr Judy Hamilton, visited the site at Heatherywood, Kirkcaldy to see first-hand the results of the £840,000 improveme
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. The report on social landlords’ progress towards the Scottish Government’s minimum site standards shows