Argyll and Bute Council today (26 November) agreed to suspend all off-street parking charges from 11 – 24 December.
Both the council and businesses hope that the offer of free parking will encourage residents to remain in Argyll and Bute, shop locally and support retailers.
Councillor Rory Colville, Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure Services, said: “Businesses throughout Argyll and Bute felt the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic. They stepped up to the plate to support their communities when we needed them, and it’s now time to give something back.
“We want to make it easier for folk to make the most of what our local shops have to offer – whether it's gifts for the family or fantastic festive food. So for the two weeks in the run up to Christmas, our pay and display car parks will be free. Please, for the sake of our town centres, make the most of it.”