Stirling Council has completed the installation of double yellow lines on the roads surrounding Finnich Glen – also known as the Devil’s Pulpit – to stop illegal parking and protect public safety.
Finnich Glen - double yellow lines

The measure will allow the local authority to carry out enforcement activity to keep the following roads clear of parked cars:

  • The A809 from outside the property known as Dualt to the boundary of Dalnair (2.26 miles)
  • The B834 from the junction of the A809 and the B834 to the junction of the B834/A81 (0.96 miles)

The Council has taken this necessary step due to visitors parking their vehicles in a dangerous and inconsiderate manner along grass verges and the sides of the road. This has caused a serious risk to public safety and negatively impacted local communities.

Local community groups backed the move during a consultation exercise over the plans.

Council officers will be patrolling the affected roads to enforce the parking restrictions over this weekend. Police Scotland will also have a presence in the area.

Dangerous and reckless parking

Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “The Council has fast-tracked the installation of double yellow lines on the roads around Finnich Glen due to the serious risks to public safety from dangerous and reckless parking.

“People have been showing no regard to their safety or that of others. This must stop. I would urge visitors to the area to comply with the parking restrictions – if they don’t, enforcement action will be taken.”

The safety measure supersedes the emergency ‘no waiting’ restriction in the area that was in force between 26 June and 16 July.

It also comes on the back of the Council acting to temporarily remove access rights to Finnich Glen on public safety grounds, due to concerns over the numbers of people accessing the Glen itself.

Enforce restrictions

Vice Convener of the Committee, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “The Council has a duty to protect its communities and the wider public and will continue to take any necessary steps to do so.

“With the easing of lockdown, we are looking forward to welcoming back tourists to the Stirling area, but visitors must not disrupt the lives of local residents and risk public safety by parking irresponsibly as we have seen at Finnich Glen.

“Our message is clear - the Council will enforce these restrictions to keep people safe.”