Pay and display
The only council car park in North Ayrshire which operates a pay and display system is Largs shorefront. Take a ticket on entry and pay when you leave.
- up to 1 hour - £1
- up to 3 hours - £3
- over 3 hours - £4
All revenue goes to the Largs Common Good Fund.
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Short Stay Car Parks
Short stay parking, for a maximum of 3 hours, is available in the following council controlled car parks. The 3 hour limit will apply between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday, from 18 November 2016:
Why were these car parks selected?
These car parks can be very busy. We want to make the spaces closer to the town centre more accessible for shoppers and visitors making a quick visit to town.
How will this be monitored?
We will carry out parking surveys to gather information about:
- length of stay
- occupancy of spaces
- the number of vehicles exceeding the 3 hour limit
What happens if the short stay parking time limit is exceeded?
The following may happen should someone exceed the 3 hour limit:
- they may receive a reminder notice on their vehicle, or a letter, explaining that they have parked in a short stay car park longer than expected
- North Ayrshire Council may introduce Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to monitor and gather data on those continually exceeding the 3 hour limit
- North Ayrshire Council may consider an amendment to the car park Controlling Regulation Order to enable enforcement and subsequently the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices.
Long Stay Car Parks
Long stay parking is available at:
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Park and ride
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport provides 'Park and Ride' at stations across North Ayrshire.
Ferry terminal parking
Parking is available at, or near, the following ferry ports:
Where can I park?
The Blue Badge scheme entitles disabled drivers, and those who drive on their behalf, to parking concessions. These include parking in specially marked bays and on single and double yellow lines without time limit, provided you don't cause an obstruction or danger to other road users. All North Ayrshire Council car parks have clearly marked disabled parking bays.
Disabled residents' parking bay
Blue Badge holders with a suitable vehicle registered at a home address, may be eligible for a disabled resident's parking bay.
Please note: North Ayrshire Council does not operate a residents' parking permit scheme.
Private car parks
Citizens Advice Scotland has seen an increase in the advice sought about private parking. Find details about their It's not fine campaign.