Roads and transport

It has been necessary to make the changes to the way we currently deliver some of our services due to the impacts of Coronavirus/COVID-19. We are grateful for your patience at this time.

Blue Badge applications

We're encouraging residents to apply online for a Blue Badge using the Government portal. If you're unable to apply online you can complete the application forms and return them to us by post: Transport Services, East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington EH41 3HA.

Please be aware that due to a high volume of applications there may be a delay in processing your application.

Application form (automatic)

Application form (discretionary)

Please refer to section 2 of the forms to understand whether you should complete a 'discretionary' or 'automatic' application.

Public toilets

A limited number of public toilets will re-open on Saturday, 11 July. Read more. 

Car parks

All of East Lothian’s coastal and countryside car parks are now open.  As of Friday, 20 June parking charges will have been re-instated at all coastal car parks where they normally apply.

Spaces for People

Spaces for People is a new, temporary infrastructure programme in Scotland which offers funding and support to make it safer for people who choose to walk, cycle or wheel for essential trips and exercise during Covid-19. Read our latest update on temporary changes in East Lothian.

Footway permits

Following the latest guidance from the Government regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and the recommendation to avoid unnecessary social contact, we have made the decision to temporarily stop issuing footway occupation permits for promotional stands. This decision will be reviewed regularly.

National Entitlement Cards (bus passes)

Following the temporary suspension of card production, and in line with safe physical distancing measures,card production for National Entitlement Cards has now recommenced

You can find out more from Transport Scotland’s website

Cycles for key workers 

Sustrans offers discounts for key workers including NHS staff, as well as information on bike shops which are still open. 

Parking enforcement and fines

Please note given the relaxation on lockdown and the increased traffic volumes on the roads, enforcement of Single Yellow lines shall recommence from Friday 5th June 2020.   However parking suspensions on enforcement shall still remain in place on 90 minute bays within our Town Centres to allow residents to park without fear of penalty.

Residents' parking schemes

We are no longer accepting telephone enquiries for our residents' parking scheme permits. You can email us, or apply for a permit online. Find out more about how to do this.

Transport providers

Lothian will operate a network of key routes to help maintain essential services throughout the city. 

Download list of Lothian COVID-19 services

Rail and bus companies may be running services in a different way to protect staff and customers. Please make sure you check with your provider to learn about more the impacts on their services:

Download East Lothian bus map

Advice on using public transport safely in Covid-19