Drivers in Scotland could be fined £100 for parking on the pavement from Monday.

The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs, with certain exemptions designated by Scottish councils.

From Monday, December 11, local authorities can begin enforcing the law. 

This means drivers could be fined £100 for these parking behaviours; reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.

A campaign to highlight the dangers pavement parking poses to pavement users was launched in November.

Minister for Transport Fiona Hyslop said: "The message here is clear: pavement parking is unsafe, unfair and illegal, and you could be fined up to £100 for it.

"Local authorities can begin to issue fines from December 11, so this campaign is really important to make sure everyone in Scotland is aware that enforcement is coming.

"We're highlighting the danger that illegal pavement parking poses to pavement users, and in particular those with mobility issues or visual impairments, or parents pushing prams and buggies."

Living Streets Scotland, part of the UK charity for everyday walking, has called on local authorities in Scotland to implement the ban "properly" following concerns that some councils plan mass exemptions and have limited plans for enforcement.

Stuart Hay, director of Living Streets Scotland, said: "Parking on the footway is inconvenient for us all and incredibly dangerous for older and disabled people, who are forced into the road and oncoming traffic. Scotland is leading the way by becoming the first UK nation to say enough is enough and introduce an explicit ban, now we need to make sure we get it right.

"Mass exemptions seriously undermine the ban and will put people at risk if they aren't introduced following rigorous assessments and consultation. Ongoing promotion of the ban and engagement with communities is also vital to ensure the implementation is effective.

"Without sufficient enforcement capacity many groups including disabled people will feel badly let down. We want to see targeted and proactive action in known hotspots where pavements need cleared of obstructing cars."

More information about the pavement parking ban can be found at