Police Parking Input

Brief notes regarding the Police Scotland input at the Public meeting held by Corstorphine Community Council 11/10/2017


I am PC Sam Davison. I attended the public meeting on behalf of Police Scotland. I am one of the two local ward officers for the Corstorphine/Murrayfield area, the other being PC Euan Sinclair.

I was very pleased to see the high turnout and applaud the effort by the volunteers from the Corstorphine Community Council. I have prepared a few notes regarding the input I gave at the meeting.

Firstly, regarding the Police’s remit with Parking. Parking was decriminalised in Edinburgh about some years ago now.  This means single/double yellow lines (includes outside schools), timed parking, loading bays, disabled parking bays or areas of “pay & display” are all enforced by city of council Parking attendants.

Furthermore, Police Scotland does not place or maintain road signs, or decide speed limits, etc. We simply enforce regulations that are in place.

We do enforce laws relating to obstruction of the highway and vehicles left in a dangerous position.

I mentioned in the meeting about the ‘Responsible parking bill’ which is not its correct name. It is called the Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill.  It has not become law, but can you view any updates regarding its status on the Scottish Government website.

Below are my contact details and the community team’s details. If you have any queries or questions, please contact us. For reporting crimes you must either phone 999 in an emergency, or 101 if not.


Kind Regards,


PC Davison 442

Ward Officer – Corstorphine/Murrayfield.

Corstorphine Police station.

Tel no. 01313162836


Community team mailbox.

EdinburghCorstorphineMurrayfieldCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk “

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