Trial of overnight parking bays to be available for motor homes this summer

Overnight parking for motor homes will be available on a trial basis from Saturday 1 July at two East Lothian coastal sites at Yellowcraig, Dirleton and Shore Road, Dunbar.

Three bays will be available at each of these locations for one overnight stay (10pm-6am) for £10. Visitors can pay at the location via the ticket machine or via the Ring Go app. Any vehicles outwith the parking bays will be liable for a penalty charge. The usage will be monitored and reviewed during the trial period with the possibility of becoming a permanent option if successful.

Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism, Cllr John McMillan, said: “East Lothian is a popular attraction for visitors and increasingly many are travelling to the county in motorhomes. These bays will provide parking for vehicles that contain their own toilet and cooking facilities as our coastal car parks are not fully accommodated campsites. We’re sure that they will prove to be popular locations for those keen to explore our county and are intended to complement the privately operated campsites already available for visitors to enjoy in East Lothian.”

Published: Thursday, 22nd June 2023