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Travelling people to be invited to summit in Inverurie

Groups of travelling people are to be invited to a special summit to try to ease tensions with local communities.

Grampian's joint police agreed to invite up to 15 travellers, including from the Aberdeen City Council site at Clinterty.

The event will be held at Inverurie town hall on 5 April.

Funding of more than £150,000 was awarded to tackle the problems of unauthorised traveller camps in the north east of Scotland on Thursday.

Aberdeen City Council will get £120,000, with £37,000 for Aberdeenshire.

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