No overnight parking signs

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    How do we know if these signs are legal or not? Should they gave a bylaw number or something? 20160226_205549.jpg
     
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    Very little in Dundee used to be legal!lol
     
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    I live by a few simple rules, one of which is "if a sign is present saying don't do something then take the sign at face value and don't do it". Its not difficult.

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    Legal or not - you're not welcome
    I never stayed where I wasn't wanted
    Except at our house
     
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    take a battery operated disc cutter and chop the sign off,blame it on the Itinerants :whistle:
     
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    Hi sandra. You will know that a lot of the natives ignore the majority of those signs :LOL:.. and if it's away from the built up area I most probably would too...
    If you are up that way why not use the map provided by the smwc ...loads of places round there.
    Ta andy
     
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    No, that sign is only a request; if it seemed that we wouldn't be inconveniencing anyone we would decline the request and overnight there. Toby n Suzy Trux.
     
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    That's exactly where I found the spot. It's right on the beach near nothing :)
     
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    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    A lot of the signs in Scotland were found to be erected illegally and councils were made to remove them. I just wonder if this one is legal or not.
     
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    In Scotland all the lay by signs saying no overnight stops were removed.
     
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    If it says no parking , I would say best thing is don't park(y)
     
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    Not them all. Some are still legal.
     
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    If I thought it was legal I wouldnt but Im not so sure the sign is so Im stopping.:)
     
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    Put your chairs out and awning up and fire up the barbie. You're camping - not parking.......
     
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    Just do as it says.
     
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    5.0 Legality of Signs

    Black on yellow ‘No Parking Overnight’ signs are not covered by a traffic regulation order. Non prescribed signs such as this require special approval from the Scottish Ministers but there is no record of them having received any such authorisation.

    An enforceable prohibition of parking would require an appropriate Traffic Regulation Order with signs and lines that comply with the Traffic Signs regulations and General Directions.

    Taken from Andy Strangeways website.

    I'm pretty sure the signs in the main loch front carpark in Fort William have the regulation part beside them.

    Still ignored them and wasn't disturbed.........along with Fritz
     
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    Should be fine then... use it...
    The no overnight signs that were challange were in the Highland council area and the roadside lay bys. .. There are areas where that is been put right with the necessary by laws like the beach at durnoch and the pending ban at loch lomond... The man that knows is Graham. ..but as I said earlier , I know of quite a few locations where sinage exists and is ignored but they are largely in more remote areas..
    At the St Andrews meet last wk end there was quite a bit of bad feeling to the meet from locals... but really don't know why... The place was left spotless and the local chippy got in excess of £500 order on Saturday night... not to mention the pub trade and my £30 parking fine in the town.. :LOL:
     
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    No wonder the locals complained. Wild camping is hardly a congregation of 46 mhs on the beach. Its meant to be discreet.
     
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    It was an organised meet by the W forum.. at least the 2nd one that I know of... local council informed and even put on rubbish collection for us so they obviously approved :p
     
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    You would think they would take the locals views into account before approving. That's a lot of vans.
     
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