Help for Gypsies and Travellers

We provide a range of services to assist the Gypsy and Travelling community including education support and permanent caravan sites.

Everyone has a right to be treated fairly and have access to our services, if you have been subject to any form of hate incident, please report it below.

Caravan sites

We provide 4 permanent caravan sites for use by Gypsies and Travellers:

  • Longman Park, Inverness - 19 pitches
  • Newtonmore, Badenoch and Strathspey - 7 pitches - contact Sandy Sutherland on 01463 714094
  • Spean Park, Lochaber - 14 pitches
  • Kentallen, Lochaber - 7 pitches  - contact John Ross on 01397 707299

Each site has individual pitches each with a utility unit, a hook up facility for electricity and hard-standing for parking caravans and motor vehicles.

You can rent a pitch on a long term basis or stay for only a few weeks. You may also be able to claim Housing Benefit to help with the rent of the pitch.

For more information and advice, please speak to the on-site staff above.


The Highland Council respects Gypsy / Travellers’ right to a travelling lifestyle.  We work hard to get a good balance between this and the needs of settled communities.  Our Policy sets out how we will do this.

Information and advice

The Scottish Government provides national guidance for Gypsies and Travellers.

Planning and development of sites


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