More parking fines issued in Edinburgh than any other Scottish city

A new report has found that more parking fines were issued in Edinburgh than any other Scottish city.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017, 11:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:27 am
More fines were issued in Edinburgh than anywhere else in Scotland

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Wardens have slapped motorists in Edinburgh with £60 penalty charge notices 500 times a day on average.

Enforcement officers put 58,994 tickets on motorists’ vehicles in the Capital between July and September this year, amounting to 641 every day.

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The number of fines in Edinburgh accounted for more than half (65 per cent) of all fines issued in Scotland and generated revenue of more than £2.3 million.

The Capital’s George street was deemed to be the ‘hot spot’ for fines,

Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said: “Providing and managing the space for us to park our cars is not a cost-free activity for councils, but controlling those costs is clearly important.”

1. Edinburgh: 58,994

2. Glasgow: 33,693

3. Aberdeen: 10,170

4. Fife: 5698

5. Dundee: 4,910

6. Stirling: 2,893

7. Inverclyde: 1,966

8. Argyle and Bute: 1,789

9. Refrewshire: 1,556

10. East Ayrshire: 1,471