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Post by Paulmold on Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:45 am

Trialling over-night stopovers......

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Post by rogerblack on Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:24 am

There does seem to be a slow realisation that welcoming motorhomes rather than banning them may actually pay off in tourism terms. Here in Fife there is a new initiative, delayed by Covid-19, to provide official 'freedom camping' at locations where it already happens unofficially, such as Ruby Bay, Elie and Kingsbarns beach. 

This page has details and includes a link to a very comprehensive discussion paper which is well worth a read:

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There is another location already up and running at Lochore Meadows near Lochgelly:

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Post by Peter Brown on Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:01 pm

My brother lives in Scotland and has been overnighting in Forestry Commission car parks for several years without any challenge.
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Post by oldfred on Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:47 pm

So have we but until now we have avoided the larger more touristy spots. Great to see many are now in this scheme. Along with THS opening in August and our usually 'wild camping' places we will have plenty of choice for touring in Scotland this year.

Nearly makes up for not going aboard. smile!


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Post by Paulmold on Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:31 pm

Trial cut short, probably pressure from campsite owners.......


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Post by rogerblack on Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:59 pm

Slightly more detailed version of the statement, including comments about "competing with formal sites " here:

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