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Police officers organised the removal of a number of vehicles badly parked in Glen Nevis, at Fort William, at the weekend.
Highland Council operatives were also active in the area. Local Policing Inspector for Lochaber, Inspector Isla Campbell, had posted a warning online informing drivers ahead of the weekend that vehicles would be removed if causing an obstruction and also highlighted plans for an increased policing presence in the Arisaig and Morar beaches area.
This week, Inspector Campbell, told the Lochaber Times: ‘Over the weekend, officers in Lochaber were able to engage positively with individuals using the beaches off the B8008 between Morar and Arisaig, which included several car owners being asked to move their cars.
‘Unfortunately, during Saturday afternoon, the safety of the public was put at risk by some poor parking in Glen Nevis, near Fort William. Several vehicles were parked on pavements, too close to a junction and encroaching on the road. These vehicles were removed, at the owner’s cost and suitable advice was given.
‘We will continue to work with communities affected by high visitor numbers, as well as our partners at the Highland Council, to help address these pressures.’