Edinburgh's Parking Wardens are almost German with their efficiency and the parking regulations can be confusing.
Carefully check the parking restrictions signpost and be aware that the restrictions are often different on opposite sides of the road.
Single-yellow line outside the shop:
|0800 - 0915||No Stopping||Loading Only|
|0915 - 1330||Loading Only|
|1330 - 1630||Parking|
|1630 - 1800||No Stopping|
- You are allowed to load for 30 minutes on the single-yellow line outside the shop but Parking Attendants will issue a ticket if they do not observe any activity for five minutes.
- Parking Attendants will issue an 'instant ticket' during peak hours (No Stopping) even if you're clearly loading and not causing an obstruction to the flow of other traffic.
- Some Parking Attendants go around on scooters so even if you can't see one in the distance, one could stealthily scoot up at any minute
Parking bays (pay parking):
There are pay parking bays on Bruntsfield Place and the side streets. Be careful not to park in Residents Only bays unless you have a permit. You are not allowed to park in the parking bays on Bruntsfield Place during peak hours (including those recessed from the road) and .
Between 16:30 - 18:00 weekdays, six parking wardens are often seen swarming around cars parked in Bruntsfield Place's 'parking (apart from during peak hours) bays'. Why you're not allowed to park when they're recessed from the road is a mystery, but that's the law at the moment.
For further information, visit the City of Edinburgh Council's Parking webpage.