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Free multi-storey parking to be extended

Press Release   •   Aug 25, 2015 13:52 BST

Free late afternoon parking at two of Elgin’s main car parks is to be extended into the New Year.

The six-month trial at the St Giles and Batchen Lane multi-storeys was due to expire on December 8.

But members of Moray Council’s economic development and infrastructure services committee today backed a move by Councillor Douglas Ross to extend the trial to cover the Christmas and New Year period.

The free parking after 3pm was introduced earlier in the summer in the hope of increasing footfall in the town centre and a progress report had been due to go before councillors in October.

However, Councillor Ross won unanimous backing from fellow committee members to extend the trial by a month and for councillors to get an update thereafter.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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