The stigma attached to Travellers is "lessening" despite claims the younger generation has "no respect", MSPs have been told.
The comment from a community council was made as part of a Holyrood inquiry into where Gypsy-Travellers choose to live and the problems they face.
In a written submission to MSPs on the Equal Opportunities Committee, Lochgilphead Community Council said respect should be a "two-way street", highlighting what it described as a difference in attitude between young and older generations.
"There is still a stigma attached to 'Gypsy/Travellers', although this is lessening and local communities should wish to live in harmony with all 'incomers' regardless of cultural background," the letter states.
"The older generation of 'Gypsy/Travellers' have a respectful attitude whereas the younger generation seem to have a 'chip' on their shoulder and use the 'Gypsy/Traveller' card to get what they wish and have no respect for themselves or others around them.