This report provides a review of literature on the accommodation needs and experiences of Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland. The report forms part of a larger review of literature on the accommodation needs of minority ethnic groups as part of the housing research actions outlined in the Race Equality Action Plan 2017-2021. A number of research questions have been developed to inform this report, which can be found in Annex 1.
The report begins with a brief note on terminology. It then assesses the evidence base, drawing on both academic and grey literature sources, and discusses the evidence in five sections:
- Background – Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland
- Current provision
- Key accommodation issues
- Accommodation needs and aspirations
- Examples of housing approaches
The report concludes by presenting key findings from the review, and discusses further research possibilities.