Motorists across Stirling will be able to pay for parking by mobile phone from Monday 6 September.

Stirling Council is partnering with RingGo - the UK’s leading cashless parking provider - to offer *all pay and display users this easy and quick method of payment rather than having to pay by cash.

RingGo offers motorists a choice of ways to pay: the most popular is via the RingGo app, which can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Users that don’t have a smartphone can book their parking by calling, sending a text message, or paying online.

By paying for parking via RingGo there is no need to display a ticket as Enforcement Officers check the vehicle registration details against the RingGo database.

Quick and safe way to pay for parking

Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “This will be welcome news for a lot of people who have been looking for a cashless parking option in Stirling.

“I am delighted the service will soon be up and running as we recover from the pandemic and hopefully it’ll attract even more people back out to boost the local economy.

“RingGo is a quick and safe way to pay for parking and I would encourage everyone to download the app ahead of the service going live in the coming weeks.”

Anyone that has not previously used RingGo should download the free RingGo app and register their details, or go to RingGo.co.uk and complete the registration on line. This will ensure they can park quickly and easily whenever they need to once the service goes live on 6 September.

Support our recovery from the pandemic

Vice Convener of the Committee, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “This new service from RingGo will support our recovery from the pandemic as people will be able to spend more time in our town centres instead of having to rush back to their cars to buy another ticket.

“The app is quick and easy to download and use and will save time for visitors, while also avoiding the need to bring appropriate change in cash for our ticket machines. Paying by cash will of course still be available on and off street, including in more remote areas where network coverage may not be as strong.”

RingGo is already widely available across Scotland, including at neighbouring local authorities Perth and Kinross and Falkirk, as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Transition to cashless parking

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director for RingGo said: “More and more Councils are making the transition to cashless parking – a fact that is supported by our recent research, which found that 72 per cent of Councils expect to see phone based parking payments take priority moving forwards.

“As the UK is looking towards a very different kind of mobility in 2021 and beyond, we are pleased to see an increasing number of towns and cities adopting new TouchFree parking payment solutions. This represents the safest option for consumers and businesses.

“Together with Councils across the UK, we are working to make using apps instead of machines the new norm, in a bid to keep people safe and healthy.”

More information:

More information on using RingGo can be found on the Stirling Council website.

*Wellgreen Car Park will not be part of the initial RingGo roll out.