Temporary road closures will remain in place at rural beauty spots in Stirling to offer continued protection for communities.
Stirling Council Update

The road closures were implemented to protect public safety, which was at risk as a result of an influx of day-trippers flouting the Scottish Government's guidance on travelling no more than five miles for leisure and recreation, which remains in place.

The temporary road closures allowing local access only remain in force at:

  • Drymen on the B837 (to prevent access to Balmaha)
  • Bracklinn Road, Callander near Bracklinn Falls

Parking has also been suspended on Dalvey Road, Callander, as emergency measure to protect local communities.

All car parks across Stirling also remain closed until July 3rd to comply with the Government guidance.

Stirling Council, Police Scotland and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park have all received reports of illegal parking, traffic congestion, dangerous driving and littering at various rural hot spots.

Convener for the Environment and Housing Committee, Councillor Jim Thomson, said: “We are still receiving reports of people ignoring the Scottish Government’s guidelines and travelling to rural hot spots, which is unacceptable.

“Continuing these road closures is a necessary step to help protect public safety in our rural areas. At the moment we remain in Phase 2 of the lockdown exit plan and it important that everyone continues to follow the travel restrictions.”

Vice Convener, Councillor Danny Gibson said: “We would appeal for people to act responsibly and consider the safety of both themselves and our rural communities when making any travel plans.

“People need to use their judgment and not journey to rural areas which may normally be popular destinations in good weather and at weekends. If you do not live in those areas you should not be flouting the Government’s guidelines which clearly state that any travel for leisure and recreation should not exceed five miles.”

The emergency Temporary Traffic Restriction Orders can be lifted at any point before the end of the 21-day period.