PARKING fines and charges in Edinburgh produced a profit of £14 million for council chiefs in a year, according to figures released by motoring group the RAC Foundation.
Across Scotland, local authorities made a total of £29m from parking in 20011/12 after operating and capital costs were removed – up from £28.6m in 2010-11.
Edinburgh’s take was seven per cent higher than the previous year.
City transport convener Lesley Hinds said parking enforcement helped to keep traffic moving and promote economic vitality.
She said: “Charges for permits and on-street parking are used to manage demand for limited kerbside space and encourage drivers to make informed choices about their mode of transport.”