Gypsy/Traveller site near Aberdeen to host parliamentary meeting

Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller’s site near Aberdeen will host a meeting of the Equal Opportunities Committee on Monday 4 February 2013 as part of its inquiry into Where Gypsy/Travellers Live.

The committee has already visited sites in Perth and Kinross, Argyll & Bute, Edinburgh and the Lothians as part of the inquiry. It also heard evidence from Gypsy/Traveller Liaison Officers, site managers, community councils, voluntary organisations, the police, the NHS and local authorities.

Committee Convener Mary Fee MSP said:

“It is fitting that we hold our committee meeting at Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller’s site as it gives us the opportunity to see where the community lives, in an area of Scotland that has already generated a lot of public interest on the subject.

“Equally important is the ‘Dialogue Day’ session which will allow us to bring together people who hold mixed views on issues such as facilities, cultural differences, policing and unauthorised sites. Our aim is to pool all our evidence to date and look at the solutions going forward.”

The Equal Opportunities Committee will take part in an informal ‘Dialogue Day’ session hosted by Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC) on Monday 4 February. Representatives from Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller site, Aberdeen Council, Aberdeenshire Council, the NHS and Grampian Police will also participate.

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Published On: Fri, Feb 1st, 2013 at 12:23am

Scottish Parliament to meet at traveller site

Gypsy/Traveller site near Aberdeen to host parliamentary meeting

Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller’s site near Aberdeen will host a meeting of the Equal Opportunities Committee on Monday 4 February 2013 as part of its inquiry into Where Gypsy/Travellers Live.

The committee has already visited sites in Perth and Kinross, Argyll & Bute, Edinburgh and the Lothians as part of the inquiry. It also heard evidence from Gypsy/Traveller Liaison Officers, site managers, community councils, voluntary organisations, the police, the NHS and local authorities.

Committee Convener Mary Fee MSP said:

“It is fitting that we hold our committee meeting at Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller’s site as it gives us the opportunity to see where the community lives, in an area of Scotland that has already generated a lot of public interest on the subject.

“Equally important is the ‘Dialogue Day’ session which will allow us to bring together people who hold mixed views on issues such as facilities, cultural differences, policing and unauthorised sites. Our aim is to pool all our evidence to date and look at the solutions going forward.”

The Equal Opportunities Committee will take part in an informal ‘Dialogue Day’ session hosted by Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC) on Monday 4 February. Representatives from Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller site, Aberdeen Council, Aberdeenshire Council, the NHS and Grampian Police will also participate.

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