Shop local festive promotion sees free parking after 3pm in Elgin St Giles

Free parking after 3pm will be available in the St Giles multi-strey car park in Elgin during the festive season.

Moray Council’s Free After 3 parking promotion will run for its seventh consecutive year.

Councillors agreed today to renew the popular festive parking promotion, meaning motorists using the St Giles multi-storey car park in Elgin after 3pm, between the switching on of the Christmas lights and the first Saturday of the New Year (inclusive), will not be charged for parking.

It’s hoped the promotion will build on the success of previous years and encourage residents and visitors to shop local and support local businesses in the run-up to Christmas and during the traditional festive sales.

Moray Council’s Chair of Economic Growth, Housing and Environmental Sustainability Committee, Cllr Graham Leadbitter, welcomed the decision.

“Free after 3 has been received very positively in past years by businesses and customers alike. I am pleased that councillors have backed the use of the scheme once again and also backed the use of the scheme in future years.

“This year, more than ever, we need to do what we can to support businesses. Christmas will be hugely important to get retailers into a better place after all the challenges of the past 18 months and the ‘Free after 3’ parking scheme over the festive period will help to support that.”