Motorists fined as Scots make the most of sunshine weekend

Car parks at popular beauty spots reached capacity early on Saturday and the same happened at locations on Sunday morning.

Motorists fined as Scots make the most of sunshine weekend Police Scotland
Police and enforcement officers closed roads and issued numerous penalty notices across the Forth Valley including at Ben Ledi, Ben A'an and Rowardennan.

Fines have been handed out at beauty spots as they attracted visitors from across Scotland during the sunny weather.

Car parks at popular tourist hotspots reached capacity early on Saturday and many who arrived later were fined for indiscriminate parking.

Police and enforcement officers closed roads and issued numerous penalty notices including at Ben Ledi, Ben A’an and Rowardennan.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park announced the Ben A’an & Ben Venue car parks had reached capacity by 8.47am on Sunday.

The queue for the ferry to Cumbrae at 11am on Saturday, April 24 (Ian Dalgleish)
The queue for the ferry to Cumbrae at 11am on Saturday, April 24 (Ian Dalgleish)

Hundreds flocked to Ayrshire beaches on Saturday with crowds appearing again on Sunday morning.

Ayrshire’s divisional commader, chief superintendent Faroque Hussain asked visitors to use their judgement and avoid places that are typically busy.

The ferry to Cumbrae, taking people across to visit Millport, stopped carrying day-trippers due to the volume of traffic shipped to the island from Largs.

CalMac warned of long delays on the return leg on Saturday. On Sunday, the ferry service warned there was a wait time of around two-and-a-half hours for vehicles trying to visit the island.