In order to assist with the demand for overnight parking places for motorhomes and campervans, due to the large increase in these visitors to the Borders Region, Scottish Borders Council have introduced a temporary relaxation of the ban on sleeping and cooking in campervans and motorhomes in four of their car parks. The relaxation is in the form of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) and will remain of force until the end of October 2021.
The car parks are:
- Canongate Car Park, Jedburgh
- Harbour View Car Park, Eyemouth
- Hillview Car Park, Coldstream
- Currie Road Car Park, Galashiels
We have details, with maps and GPS coordinates on our Motorhome Stopovers page
To view a copy of the TTRO visit www.tellmescotland.gov.uk/notices/scottish-borders/traffic/00000251532
This statement has been provided by Scottish Borders Council:
Like many other local authorities in Scotland, we are experiencing increased numbers of visitors to the Scottish Borders, primarily due to the restrictions associated with Covid-19 and the so called “Staycation Effect” where many more people are having holidays closer to home.
During the course of last year within previous “lockdown” conditions, we did experience some issues with motorhome users parking in fairly inappropriate places throughout our quieter road network and causing some local issues for farmers and local residents. Our understanding would suggest that existing camp sites throughout the South of Scotland are extremely busy and therefore we know that there will pressure on some local facilities during the summer months.
Along with other Scottish Local Authorities, we are allowing an element of flexibility for motorhome owners and we would in some cases encourage them to use facilities in towns over a short period of time, where there is the opportunity for local shops and services to see some economic benefit, as opposed to motorhomes being parked out-with our local towns and villages.