Fife Council has been forced to pay out more than £180,000 over the past five years to pay for the cost of illegal Traveller camps.

The cash-strapped local authority spent £61,880 cleaning up various unauthorised Traveller sites in the five years up to the end of the 2014-15 financial year.

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