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Parking enforcement

We were given permission by the Scottish Government to employ parking attendants and operate a parking enforcement scheme.

This scheme became effective from Wednesday 19 September 2018 and aims to:

  • encourage drivers to park correctly and safely, and ease traffic congestion
  • make it easier for shoppers to find short term parking spaces in towns
  • support local businesses by encouraging more people into town centres
  • make it easier for businesses to receive deliveries

Parking restrictions explained

Double yellow lines

Double yellow lines along the edge of the road mean you cannot park at any time.

You can stop briefly to let passengers out or pick up passengers, but you can't sit in the car and wait for them to return.

Please note, no sign is required for this restriction.

No waiting certain times

Single yellow lines along the edge of the road mean you cannot park during the times shown on a street sign.

You can stop briefly to let passengers out or pick up passengers, but you can't sit in the car and wait for them to return.

Parking 2 hours only

Limited waiting parking areas are identifiable by road markings, colour contrasting surfacing or paving and associated street signs.

The sign states when there are restrictions on drivers parking in the bays. At all other times, vehicles can park without restriction.

Double yellow lines double blimps

Double yellow lines on the kerb means no loading or unloading at any time. This will also be displayed on an associated sign advising no loading at any time.

Restricted loading

A single yellow line on the kerb means no loading or unloading during times shown on the associated sign.

Where permitted to do so, unless otherwise specified on the signage, parking attendants will allow up to a period of 10 minutes for loading and unloading.

Blue Badge holders are afforded additional concessions. If they display their Blue Badge in their vehicle, they can park on single or double yellow lines providing they have parked responsibly and there are no loading restrictions in operation at that location and at that time.

Page last updated:
29 Oct 2020

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