Stirling Council has implemented an emergency ‘no waiting’ restriction on the roads surrounding Finnich Glen – also known as the Devil’s Pulpit – to protect public safety.
Finnich Glen no waiting restriction

The temporary measure, which will aim to keep the area clear of parked cars, came into force on 26 June and will remain in place until 16 July. It affects the following stretches of roads:

  • The A809 from outside the property known as Dualt to the boundary of Dalnair (2.26 miles)
  • The B834 from the junction of the A809 and the B834 to the junction of the B834/A81 (0.96 miles)

The Council has made this decision due to visitors flooding into the area and parking their vehicles in a dangerous and inconsiderate manner, causing a serious safety risk and negatively impacting local communities.  

Cones and signs with the restriction notice have been placed at areas of greatest concern, such as the junction of the A809/B834 and around the narrow bridge. Other road safety signs have been displayed on the approaches to the junction of the A809/B834.

Following a consultation exercise with local community groups on proposals for double yellow lines, these will also be installed on affected roads in the coming days.

Protect our communities

Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “We are putting these measures in place to protect our communities as we hopefully continue to emerge from lockdown.

“The influx of visitors to this location and their irresponsible actions are causing serious problems and preventing local residents from going about their day-to-day business. We will continue to do what is necessary to keep people safe.”

It comes after the Council acted to temporarily remove access rights to Finnich Glen on public safety grounds.

Parking not permitted

Vice Convener, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “Finnich Glen is one of the many beauty spots we are blessed with in the Stirling Council area but it can’t cope with such a flood of day trippers, particularly when they behave so recklessly and without consideration for local residents and other road users.

“This temporary restriction means parking is not permitted on large stretches of road and that enforcement action can now be undertaken by the Council.”

More information:

To view the temporary ‘no waiting’ restriction, please follow this link: https://www.stirling.gov.uk/roads-transport-streets/contact-centre-updates/