Fort William set for free Christmas parking

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Christmas shopping in Fort William is set to be made that be easier after Lochaber councillors have voted to remove charges for car parks in the centre of Fort William in the run up to Christmas.

At a meeting of the Highland Council’s Lochaber area committee today (Wednesday November 7) that the current parking charges enforced in the town will be lifted for six weeks to allow shoppers to spend more time on the High Street.

The proposal, put forward by chairman Andrew Baxter, will allos people to park in the centre of Fort William for two hours instead of the current rate of a free half an hour.

Mr Baxter said that by doing this it will give councillors an idea on whether a break in Christmas parking charges could work in future years.

Fellow Lochaber councillors voted to agree the proposal, which is set to come into place in the coming weeks.