Police / Drivers reminded about parking rules on the street

Lerwick's Commercial Street. Photo: Shetland News
Lerwick's Commercial Street. Photo: Shetland News

PEOPLE have been reminded to be aware of parking restrictions on Lerwick’s Commercial Street after police gave out 10 tickets in December.

Speaking at a meeting of Lerwick Community Council on Monday night, police constable Emma Mackay said one of the main areas of offending was outside the Royal Bank of Scotland.


Police constable Lara McCabe also said greater awareness of parking rules in the area might be needed, commenting that the signs might not be eye-catching enough.

Vehicles are not allowed to be driven on Commercial Street between the Market Cross and the Fort chippy between 11.30am and 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

The road between Church Road to the Market Cross, where the RBS is located, is open for access-only traffic. There are also some disabled parking spaces outside the bank.

Blue badge holders are exempt from these restrictions.

The police, meanwhile, said there were a total of 184 incidents reported in Lerwick in December.

This included nine assaults, seven instances of vandalism, 19 road traffic offences and five speeders.