City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


"Green" Parking Scheme Gets Go-ahead

Parking Permit Only

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to be the first local authority in Scotland to introduce a graduated charging structure for residents' parking permits in a bid to reduce the environmental impact of vehicle emissions. The decision, the Council said in a release, was "in response to overwhelming public support" and was necessary in order to satisfy European local air quality laws.

Edinburgh Car Club Conference

Increasing numbers of people are choosing to share instead of own a car.

Scots Drivers Warm to "Eco-Driving" If Saving Cash

Edinburgh City Bypass to the West of the City

A survey looking at Scots' driving habits suggests that significant cost savings can be made by driving your car more sensitively. The survey was conducted prior to the launch today of a new £1.5m advertising campaign by the Energy Saving Trust, with Scottish Government funding, to encourage "Eco-Driving."

Free Christmas Parking in Edinburgh

On-street parking will be free on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day in Edinburgh this year.

Edinburgh Residents In Line For Polluter Pays Parking Permits

Parking Permit Only

Edinburgh drivers of low emission vehicles could soon see the cost of their residents' parking permits fall under a proposed new "polluter pays" charging structure being considered by the City of Edinburgh Council. Under the new system, which would be the first to be introduced by a local authority in Scotland, drivers of the most polluting cars will see their parking permits double.

"Green" Government Lifts Tolls on Forth Road Bridge

Drivers were able to cross the Forth and Tay road bridges free of charge from midnight last night as all tolls were abolished after more than 40 years.