Council urges caution as lockdown restrictions eased

Published Date: 

3 Jun 2020 - 10:07

Argyll and Bute Council is urging people to act responsibly and follow national guidance following a busy weekend at popular beauty spots.

The warm weather brought high volumes of visitors to the area including Luss and Arrochar which in turn created antisocial issues including parking congestion and littering in the village and across beaches.

Councillor Robin Currie, the council’s policy lead for roads and infrastructure said:

“It is disappointing that some people chose to ignore national advice and clearly travelled more than five miles to visit. We cannot be complacent whilst the risk of infection remains. The reckless actions of a few may impact us all. Ignoring advice to stay local will simply delay our recovery and have a further impact on the economy.

We understand that people are desperate to enjoy being outdoors but we still need to exercise caution and help protect our rural communities. Our car parks and toilets remain closed so please think very carefully before making a journey.

Our local economy depends on the tourism industry and we are just as keen as everyone to welcome people back to the area, but only when it is safe.”

The council will continue to work closely with Police Scotland to monitor antisocial behaviour and are dedicating extra resources to popular sites including Luss this weekend, by having more wardens on site.

 

National guidance remains:

  • Stay at home as much as possible

  • Stay local (5 miles)

  • Avoid busy and popular beauty spots

  • Keep two metres apart

Read the latest Government advice