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North east of Scotland gypsy travellers summit due

A summit meeting is to be held to discuss gypsy travellers in the north east of Scotland.

Grampian's joint police board has agreed to the meeting after hearing there is a perception travellers are treated differently by the authorities.

It is feared antagonism could increase if nothing is done.

A date has yet to be set for the conference, which will include police, as well as community groups and travellers themselves.

Councillor Kevin Stewart said he was pleased such a summit was to be held.

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