Aberdeen City Council has spent £1.5million dealing with illegal traveller camps in the past decade.

Figures released under freedom of information legislation show 2,868 illegal encampments have been set up in Scotland since 2004, with the traveller population estimated to total more than 15,000.

At least £13.6million was spent on dealing with the issue across the country over the same period.

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