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Highland Council court hearing to evict travellers

Travellers parked in Bught Park, Inverness
Travellers parked in Bught Park, Inverness

Highland Council’s has won its latest legal bid to evict travellers illegally camped on its land in Inverness.

The council secured an eviction notice at a hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court today to move the group on from their camp at a mini-golf course and a nearby car park between Bught Park and the Ness Islands.

More than a dozen caravans parked at the site a week ago after twice facing court action forcing them to move from other locations in the city.

Last week, DIY firm B&Q won a court order to evict the camp from its disused store on Telford Road.

The travellers then pitched up at a council-owned football pitch in St Valery Avenue before being evicted last Friday by sheriff officers after the local authority secured an eviction notice.

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