Gypsies and travellers

Some frequently asked questions about gypsies and travellers, the services they may require and the law

As a result of its central position in Scotland, North Lanarkshire has long been established as a traditional stopping place for gypsies and travellers.

Its position in relation to the motorway network gives easy access to surrounding local authority areas in Glasgow, the Forth Valley, West Lothian, East Dunbartonshire and South Lanarkshire.

Housing and social work services has a travelling people's liaison officer, whose role is to advise council services and other agencies on issues relating to gypsies and travellers and their welfare.


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