Spectator Parking At The 2017 SSDT
- Saturday, 22 April 2017
As beautiful as the area of Scotland used by the Scottish Six Days Trial is, it was never designed to cope with large volumes of traffic and, in particular, large numbers of vehicles all wanting to park in the same area at the same time. In most cases (with a few exceptions) there are no official car parks at the SSDT so it comes down to individuals to park their vehicles responsibly where they do not cause any kind of obstruction to other road users.
This year the Police will be minimising the number of traffic cones required at the usual areas. This will free up parking at the sections, but it does not suddenly mean that anything goes! This is done on the proviso that parked cars should be fully off the road and totally behind the white road edge lines - with no part of the vehicle protruding over the road and not obscuring any entrances or passing places. Do not park within the coned areas and especially do not park in passing places (this causes problems every year). Passing places are clearly indicated by white diamond shaped signs - sometimes with writing on them, sometimes without, but in either case they must not be used as parking spots.
Please remember that not everyone is attending the SSDT. There are many people in the area who are going about their day to day business, including the numerous large timber lorries regularly seen in the area. It only takes one inconsiderately parked vehicle for everything to grind to a halt. Because of this, Police Officers will be patrolling the SSDT areas to ensure free movement of other vehicles. Please follow their directions and instructions. This also applies when parking in the forestry areas the Trial has been granted permission to use. Marshals will be patrolling these to ensure there are no obstructions or inconsiderate parking.
We thank you in advance for your co-operation.