Motorists warned not to ‘risk lives’ as car parks fill up

Car parks at popular beauty spots reached capacity early on Saturday with warnings that fines could be handed out.

Motorists warned not to ‘risk lives’ as car parks fill up Twitter
Stirling Council warned visitors to park responsibly and go elsewhere if places are busy.

Drivers travelling to busy beauty spots have been warned to go elsewhere rather than park illegally.

Car parks at popular tourist hotspots reached capacity early on Saturday with visitors told enforcement officers were out to tackle dangerous parking.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park said car parks at Rowardennan, Tarbet, Falls of Falloch, Loch Lubnaig, Ben Ledi and Ben A’an were all full, or had very few spaces shortly after 10am.

During sunny weather in April, fines were handed out at beauty spots as they attracted visitors from across Scotland.

A spokesperson for Stirling Council said: “Plan ahead if you’re heading to Stirling’s rural beauty spots today.

“If somewhere is busy, head elsewhere. Don’t park illegally and risk lives. Our Enforcement Teams will be working with partners to keep people safe and roads clear.”

Community officers in Dumfries are out on patrol at popular sites to encourage responsible and safe visiting.

At midnight on Friday, Glasgow moved to level two meaning residents could leave and others could visit the city.

Fifteen council areas moved to level one while island areas already in level one moved to level zero.