Road safety - pavements

The Road Safety Team work on a variety of schemes and interventions to improve safety on Stirling's road network through engineering, education, training and publicity. Report a roadside defect.

Pavement obstructions

A - Boards

Busy, vibrant shopping streets benefit everyone in the Stirling area, and we understand that businesses are keen to promote their goods and services, and attract the attention of potential customers.

But there is a balance to be struck in that we can’t let over-sized or badly positioned advertising boards pose a potential hazard to local shoppers and visitors to the area or distract passing motorists. Moving around the shopping streets of our city, towns and villages, and other local areas, should be a pleasure - safe, accessible and welcoming for everyone.

The regulations recognise the desire of businesses to use A-board advertising, but seeks to ensure a fair and equitable policy is in place, that applies to all and also ensures public safety is maintained.

Guide and Application for A-Boards

Our All about A-boards guide and application form provides detailed guidance on the process. The permit system has been introduced to control the use of A-boards, and any business currently displaying A-boards will be contacted directly during October to advise them of the new policy and procedures.

Stirling Council will work with local businesses to explore alternative ways for them to attract passing business and potential customers should the use of A-boards not be possible at a particular location.