Publication - Research and analysis

Residential Mobile Homes in Scotland

Published: 11 Dec 2007
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
978075596865

This research provides an up-to-date picture on the use of mobile homes as dwellings, examines the nature of the mobile home sector and aims to inform how future policy can be shaped.

85 page PDF

1.5 MB

85 page PDF

1.5 MB

Contents
Residential Mobile Homes in Scotland
Appendix Three: Gypsies / Travellers on privately owned sites in Scotland: The Twice-yearly Count - No. 8 : July 2005

85 page PDF

1.5 MB

Appendix Three: Gypsies / Travellers on privately owned sites in Scotland: The Twice-yearly Count -
No. 8 : July 2005

Information on Gypsies/Travellers on privately owned sites was also available from the Scottish Government, via their twice yearly count. The table below summarises the private sites recorded in the July 2005 count. In total, 21 sites were identified, which was more than in the summer of 2004 (17).

Availability and use of privately-owned sites in July 2005
(base = 13 Councils)

Council

No. of sites

Site

Site Type*

No. of h/holds

Use over previous
six months**

All-year

Summer only.

short stay

long stay

Highland

0

4

a

H

?

?

A

b

H

?

?

B

c

H

?

?

B

d

H

?

?

C

South Lanarkshire

2

1

a

G

0

20

A

b

H

11

0

B

c

G

4

8

A

Fife

1

2

a

G

0

20

A

b

G

1

0

A

c

?

?

?

?

East Ayrshire

1

1

a

G

0

1

B

b

H

0

0

B

Scottish Borders

2

0

a

H

0

15

A

b

H

0

0

B

Aberdeenshire

1

0

a

H

0

0

B

Angus

1

0

a

G

0

16

A

Dumfries & Galloway

0

1

a

H

0

16

A

East Renfrewshire

1

0

a

H

0

4

A

Falkirk

1

0

a

G

0

1

A

Perth & Kinross

1

0

a

H

0

0

B

Stirling

0

1

a

H

0

0

A

TOTALS

11

10

G = 7

16+

101+

A = 11

H = 13

B = 8

C = 1

* Site type G = provided specifically by/for Gypsies/Travellers; H = primarily for holiday/touring use
** Frequency of use over previous six months A = Continuous B = Occasional C = Not at all
Source: Scottish Government, 2005

The following Councils recorded no private sites of any kind:
Aberdeen; Argyll & Bute; Clackmannanshire; Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; Dundee; E/Midlothian; E. Dunbartonshire; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Inverclyde; Moray; N. Ayrshire; N. Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Renfrewshire; Shetland Islands; S. Ayrshire; W. Dunbartonshire; W. Lothian

Information recorded by the Scottish Government at the time of the count noted that seven sites were said to be provided for/by Gypsies/Travellers, generally only available to members of those communities but probably more likely to be available for longer-term stays. All of these were occupied at the time of the count. Thirteen sites were classed as holiday/touring sites.