Gypsy/Travellers papers

Improving Gypsy/Traveller Sites – Guidance on minimum site standards, and site tenants’ core rights and responsibilities was published in May 2015.  The majority of councils have met these standards and others have plans to do so through future site development  


Guidance for Local Authorities on Managing Unauthorised Camping by Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland was published in April 2017.


We also created an elected member briefing note on Gypsy/Travellers (PDF) in March 2017 to improve understanding of the issues faced by this community and to raise awareness of new policy guidance. 


18-03-11 - CWB Board 

The Community Wellbeing Board approved a programme of work to engage with national policy developments 

18-06-22 - CWB Board  

The Community Wellbeing Board were asked for their views on ways in which COSLA, and local government more broadly, can drive local leadership to improve outcomes for, and tackle racism and discrimination experienced by, Gypsy/Travellers.

18-09-21 - CWB Board The Community Wellbeing Board approved proposed priorities and suggested activities to increase provision of good quality accommodation for Gypsy/Travellers across Scotland. 

18-12-17 - CWB Board

The Community Wellbeing Board were updated on COSLA’s ongoing work with partners to increase provision of accomodation for gypsy/travellers in Scotland.


19-05-03 - CWB Board

The board approved the ‘Improving the lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers’ action plan

19-09-20 - CWB Board

The board were updated on the launch of the Gypsy/Traveller Action Plan

19-11-08 - CWB board

The board provided comment on the draft Gypsy/Traveller Action Plan

20-01-24 - CWB Board

The board agreed funding principles against £2million capital investment fund to support accommodation needs

20-05-18 - CWB Board

The board were update on COVID-19 response plans to support Gypsy/Travellers 

20-09-18 - CWB Board

The board were agreed the extension of Negotiated Stopping Pilot and taking a human rights and public health based approach to delivery


20-03-20 Group Leaders

Supporting Gypsy/Travellers – COVID-19 provision


19-02-22 COSLA Leaders

Improving the lives of Scotlands Gypsy/Travellers – proposal for joint action plan

19-06-28 COSLA Leaders

Gypsy/Traveller Action Plan update

19-09-27 COSLA Leaders

Gypsy/Traveller Action Plan – Final draft

20-02-28 COSLA Leaders

£2 million funding principles and distribution




Read more about our work around Gypsy/Travellers HERE.