Aberdeen City Council’s administration has vowed to come up with a strategy to tackle illegal traveller camps.
Councillors have met with Grampian Police to discuss the issue after a group of about 20 caravans pitched up at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Last week, an Aberdeen FC football camp for school children was disrupted after around 30 caravans parked at the Balgownie pitches in Bridge of Don.
Labour group secretary Willie Young said: “What has brought things to a head is we are getting more and more letters from constituents saying that there are more problems caused by travellers.
“We have faced travellers for a number of years and we have allowed it to continue. What we are saying is that we need to have a strategy to see how we can deal with this.
“We need to understand that travellers have rights but so do residents and we need to find a balance."
Councillor Young added: “We are speaking to Grampian Police, our officers, Trading Standards and our city solicitors to find how we can manage the problem.
“Aberdeen City Council has a problem as every time we pick up a paper it seems more and more travellers are coming to the city.”