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A821 between Kilmahog and Aberfoyle

Given recent events, to ensure public safety, Stirling Council is putting in place an emergency order to restrict parking on the A821 between Kilmahog and Aberfoyle from Friday 17 July, to protect public safety.

The emergency order will restrict parking along the length of the A821 between Kilmahog and Aberfoyle to keep the area clear of parked cars.

The Council has taken this decision in response to continued irresponsible parking along this route in order to protect local communities and road users.

Police Scotland closed the A821 at Dukes Pass on the weekend of 10th/11th July due to concerns over the volume of traffic in the area and people abandoning their cars on sections of the road, making it difficult for vehicles to pass safely.

The new emergency restriction will allow for enforcement action to be taken by Stirling Council officers and for Police Scotland to respond to issues of dangerous or obstructive parking.

The Council is also currently working with partners to implement a clearway on this stretch of road to help regulate traffic activity, increase safety and provide more certainty to other road users.

Introducing a clearway is the second stage of a strategy to combat traffic issues on the A821 that was agreed with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Police Scotland and the local community last summer, following the introduction of a reduced speed limit of 40mph.

It is disappointing that drivers continue to park in an irresponsible manner on sections of the A821 that is causing a risk to public safety and is impacting on local businesses and communities.

As COVID-19 travel restrictions ease, the Council continues to urge people planning on visiting the Stirling area to consider how and when they travel, to avoid busy places and to respect our rural communities.