Where Gypsy/Travellers live



Keen that improvements were made to the lives of Gypsy/Travellers, the Committee reviewed the work of the previous Equal Opportunities Committees and through an awareness-raising afternoon with Gypsy/Travellers, identified that where Gypsy/Travellers live is often at the root of many problems that they face. As a result, we launched a call for evidence on accommodation.

We also held a separate inquiry into Gypsy/Travellers and care.


March 2013 to June 2013


We launched our call for evidence on 27 March 2013 and took oral evidence between December 2012 and February 2013.

A summary paper of evidence received to September 2012 is available, along with all individual evidence


The Committee published its report on 25 March 2013—

The Committee received the Scottish Government’s response on 7 June 2013—


On 5 September 2013, the Parliament debated the Committee’s report— 

Additional Information


27 June 2013

26 July 2013

29 November 2013

4 December 2013

25 June 2014

12 August 2014

13 August 2014


Contact: for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 5213 or by email at equal.opportunities@scottish.parliament.uk