Published: 12/06/2017 07:00 - Updated: 09/06/2017 16:23

Mysterious double yellow lines on Inverness road defended by Highland Council

These lines near the city centre caused some to scratch their heads.
These lines near the city centre caused some to scratch their heads.

HIGHLAND Council has defended a set of strange looking yellow lines that had some people scratching their heads recently.

As the Inverness Courier reported earlier this week the lines on Shore Street had been judged over-zealous by some.

The council did not respond to requests for an explanation in time for Tuesday’s edition of the paper, but has now said the area is covered by restrictions that came in with decriminalised parking enforcement late last year.

A spokeswoman said: “The double yellow lines in the new traffic order replace previous single yellow lines and the odd layout of this area may make the lining appear excessive, however the lining is required to ensure that parking enforcement can be applied.”

Local resident Loretta Borthwick also got in touch to say there was “definitely” a parking problem in the area.

“The painters may have been a wee bit over-zealous, but it means that that area and the whole access road are no longer regularly used as a car showroom and free public car park,” she said.

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