Leader, June 25 2021

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Parking problems causing concern

The parking problem at the ferry car park in Tayinloan is clear for all to see.

Every sunny day – and even on many not-so-sunny days – during the summer season, there are cars abandoned all over the place.

There are sometimes more cars parked outwith the marked bays than inside them.

The council has erected a sign which clearly states no overnight parking of caravans and no carrying on a business.

Hopefully the council’s plan to implement a traffic regulation order for Kintyre’s unregulated car parks will allow these rules to be enforced more effectively.

The sign also states that there should be no parking outwith the marked bays but people are being left with no other option.

I’m sure no one wants to leave their car in a precarious place, especially if their visit to Gigha is more than just a day-trip.

All this is before the Gateway to Gigha project has been launched.

And with this year’s anticipated increase in staycations and the launch of the Kintyre 66 tourist route, the problem is likely to get worse.

It is easy to see why the situation is causing concern for those on Gigha who depend on tourism.