Motorhome Parking - Scotland.


Where there are no notes against an entry for a council and no specific motorhome page link is given, the best advice is to contact the council before attempting to park.

Aberdeen City Council; Parking Page. The council has no plans to publish motorhome parking information on the web site. (Stated 12 September 2013) Best advice to anyone needing to park in Aberdeen is to make a specific enquiry of the council before doing so.

Aberdeenshire Council; Parking Page; Park & Ride Page. The council is currently reviewing its policy on motorhome parking and expects to publish it on the web site in spring 2014. (Stated 26 September 2013) Until information is published it is best to check before parking.
Banff and Macduff Community Council supplied this information on 21 December 2013. We are not a Local Authority, but a Community Council. Earlier this year having got fed up with seeing motorcaravanners just driving through our twin towns, and chatting to a few that hadnt, we decided to try to do something about it. We were unsuccessful in persuading Aberdeenshire Council in marking places specifically for vans, or for putting up signs pointing towards parking places suitable for motorcaravans, so instead we did our own leaflet (with cooperation from Aberdeenshire Council and others) and distributed this to all caravan sites within 30 miles. It has been rewarding for nearly all the sites to run out of the leaflets, and to see some on dashboards of parked vans. A PDF version of the leaflet can be downloaded from HERE where it is posted on line courtesy of the Banffshire Coast Tourism Partnership. After local consultations, although we have been unsuccessful in getting Aberdeenshire Council to agree to a single space parking charge for a motorcaravan even though it may overhang, we with others - have been successful in getting many parking charges reduced which should come into effect before summer 2014, and keeping all the free spaces free!
Cruden Bay; Port Erroll Harbour web site contains details of allowed overnight motorhome facilities.

Angus Council; Parking Page (Note this is a temporary archived page whilst the council web site is being revamped). Angus Council operate car parks which are centrally located within towns and which are controlled by regulations contained within the Angus Off-Street Car Park Order. Generally, the facilities cater for car/motorcycle parking although some permit coach parking. The regulations state that all vehicles must be parked within the marked parking bays and that sleeping, camping, cooking or staying overnight in a vehicle is not permitted within any of the car parks. The road network within the towns in Angus offer parking without charge although certain areas are controlled with waiting restrictions to avoid traffic obstruction and to encourage parking turn-over. However, parking large vehicles on-street would require consideration of other road users to avoid possible traffic obstruction. Overnight parking of large vehicles in residential streets would not be encouraged. As there are no specific areas in the ownership of the Council for motorhome parking Angus Council has no future plans to publish motorhome parking information. (Stated 1 October 2013)

Argyll & Bute Council; Parking Page. The council intends to publish motorhome parking information on its web site in future but, at present, does not have a timescale. (Stated 11 September 2013) Best advice to anyone needing to park in the meantime is to check with the council before doing so. Information for the Isle of Coll. Colonsay Community Council, Motorhomes/caravans may be allowed on Colonsay but only by contacting Colonsay Community Council tel: 01951 200308. Information for the Isle of Islay. Information for the Isle of Mull. Information for the Isle of Tiree, Do not attempt to visit Tiree for camping without booking a site as off site camping is not allowed.

Clackmannanshire Council; Parking Page. The council is revising the Off-Street Parking Places Regulations of Use Order and will publish information for motorhome parking when it is completed. (Stated 29 August 2013). Best advice to anyone needing to park in the meantime is to check with the council before doing so.

Dumfries & Galloway Council; Parking Page. There are no plans at present to publish information on the web site specific to motor homes. (Stated 1 October 2013). In the meantime should anyone require information then they should contact the Council.

Dundee City Council; Parking Page; See the note on the Visitor Parking Page (third paragraph down) regarding motorhome parking.

East Ayrshire Council; Parking Page. The council intends to publish motorhome parking information on the web site at some time in the future (hopefully when more provision for motorhome parking is made) but no timescale as yet. (Stated 3 September 2013). Best advice to anyone needing to park in the meantime is to check with the council before doing so.

East Dunbartonshire Council; Parking Page. Statement 8 January 2014: "The Council has no plans to publish motorhome parking information on our website.". The best advice that can be given to anyone needing to park in East Dunbartonshire is to check with the council before doing so.

East Lothian Council; Parking Page. The council receive very few enquiries about motorhome parking (only about one per year) so have no plans to publish motorhome parking information. (Stated 3 October 2013). Best advice to anyone needing to park in East Lothian is to check with the council before doing so.

East Renfrewshire Council; Parking Page. Contains a note "Within council car parks, there is no specific provision for motor homes.". The best advice that can be given to anyone needing to park in East Renfrewshire is to check with the council before doing so.

Edinburgh City Council; Parking Page. Car parks within the city are multi-storey so height restrictions preclude motorhome parking; Park & Ride Page. Details of any height restrictions denying access to motorhomes given for each site.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council); Campervan Leaflet Links (Uist/Barra & Harris/Lewis); Information for Barra.

Falkirk Council; Parking Page. Details of where height restrictions apply are given plus notes of parking allowed for "HGVs etc on certain conditions"; check the latter before parking.

Fife Council; Parking Page; Park & Ride Page. Statement October 2013: "We have some information relating to car parks on Fife Council's web site. In the future it is our intention to provide more comprehensive information however there is no timescale for this at the moment.". Best advice to anyone needing to park in Fife is to make a specific enquiry of the council before doing so.

Glasgow City Council; Parking Page. The council has no plans to publish motorhome parking information on the web site. (Stated 12 September 2013). Best advice to anyone needing to park in Glasgow is to make a specific enquiry of the council before doing so.

Highland Council; Parking Page. The page includes no information for motorhome parking but may do so in future (Stated 29 August 2013). The best advice to anyone needing to park in the meantime is to check with the council before doing so. The Visit Fort William, Glen Nevis and Ben Nevis web site has a Parking Page with advice for motorhome parking in Fort William.

Inverclyde Council; Parking Page. Statement 3 December 2013: "There are no facilities in Inverclyde Council's car parks for motor home parking. Inverclyde Council does not publish motor home parking information and does not intend to in future."

Midlothian Council; Parking Page. The two P&R sites are height limited. It is unclear as to whether parking is available in other car parks; best advice is to contact the council before attempting to park.

Moray Council; Parking Page. Includes motorhome parking information.

North Ayrshire Council; Parking Page. There are no Council operated car parks which provide facilities which specifically cater for motorhomes. The car parks that are included in the North Ayrshire Council (Off Road Parking Places) (Controlling Regulations) Order, 2010, are primarily only suitable for cars. Two of these car parks (Bowencraig East at Largs and Union Street at Saltcoats) can accommodate larger vehicles such as a motorhome but all car parks do not permit any vehicle to be used as sleeping accommodation. There are no plans to publish motorhome parking information on the Council website in the near future. (Stated 30 September 2013).

North Lanarkshire Council; Parking Page. Statement 13 December 2013: "We do not publish any information regarding motorhome parking on our website and we do not intend to move to publishing any information on our website.In addition, it should be noted that none of the council car parks have been designed to accommodate motorhomes."

Orkney Islands Council; Parking Page. TROs prohibit use of pay & display car parks by motorhomes.

Perth & Kinross Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Information; Park & Ride Page.

Renfrewshire Council; Parking Page. Renfrewshire Council do not publish and have no plans in the near future to publish information on whether or not it is possible for Motorhomes to use the council car parks. The council has also said that all of its pay and display car parks have restrictions that prohibit motor homes from parking. (Stated 4 October 2013).

Scottish Borders Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Page.

Shetland Islands Council; Home Page; General information for motorhomes can be found on the Visit Shetland web site. The council web site contains no information for motorhome parking; best advice is to contact the council before attempting to park.

South Ayrshire Council; Parking Page. The council currently has on road signage directing any short stay motorhomes / caravans visiting the town of Ayr to Cromwell Road car park. They can also accommodate short stay motorhomes / caravans on Ayr Esplanade if there is parking capacity available. Further details can be accessed on the Interactive Parking Map. 10 March 2014 - The council is planning to alter some car parks to provide specific motorhome bays. When the work is complete details will be added to the Where to Park page.

South Lanarkshire Council; Parking Page. The authority does not have any plans to publish motorhome parking information as it does not have any publicly available areas designated or adapted for the use of motorhomes or HGVs. All off-street and on-street parking bays are suitable for cars only. (Stated 4 September 2013).

Stirling Council; Parking Page, Motorhome Parking Page In view of the restriction on use of two in-line bays the best advice that can be given to drivers of longer vehicles is to make a specific enquiry of the council before parking. Park & Ride Page includes a note on motorhome parking.

West Dunbartonshire Council; Parking Page. Statement 19 November 2013: "Unfortunately we do not hold specific or full records regarding the types of vehicle parking available in West Dunbartonshire. The public parking the Council operates is limited and mostly subject to an established high demand for cars and does not have motorhome facilities. Should the opportunity arise for further development and we can identify the need for motorhome parking we will certainly take account of this. However, much of the off road car parking in this area is actually privately owned and while we are aware that some of these may have facilities for motorhomes we do not hold records." The best advice which can be given to anyone needing to park is to make a specific enquiry before doing so.

West Lothian Council; Parking Page. West Lothian Council currently has no plans to publish motorhome parking information on its website. Since 2006, the council has received just two enquiries relating to motorhome parking information and therefore it is not considered a priority improvement for the council at this time. (Stated 2 September 2013). The best advice which can be given to anyone needing to park is to make a specific enquiry before doing so.

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