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Gypsy traveller services

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) owns and manages two Gypsy Travellers sites. ACHA is the only housing association in Scotland currently operating sites for Gypsy Travellers, the others being in local authority ownership. In Argyll and Bute travellers live on the two Gypsy Traveller sites and also within our mainstream housing.

ACHA would like to work in partnership with Gypsy Travellers and local and national bodies to see continual improvement in the services provided for Gypsy Travellers in Argyll and Bute.

The aim of the Gypsy/Traveller strategy is to promote equality and better understand the many issues around the provision of services for the Gypsy Traveller community. Both the strategy and the leaflet are available in audio format, please ask at any of our local offices if you would like either a paper or audio copy. We are currently in the process of reviewing our Gypsy Traveller strategy.

You can download further information in the box on the right.

Gypsy Traveller Sites

ACHA operates two sites with 11 pitches in total. You can find out about each site and how to apply for a pitch by clicking on the links below;

Gypsy/Travellers Scotland: Help with the Cost of Living Crisis

ACHA have a welfare rights officer in each area in Argyll. For help and advice with benefits you can contact our welfare rights service on 0800 028 2755 or email Visit our website for further details:-

Energy Advice – help with costs contact:-

Ali-energy (energy advice) on 01631 565183.

Help with other costs contact:-

Bute Advice Centre (Flexible Food and Fuel Fund) on 01700 502 784,, Argyll and Bute Flexible Food Fund (

Scottish Government one stop shop -