"Roadside" Camping in Scottish Laybys

For some years now councils have been erecting 'no overnight parking' signs on Scottish roadside laybys. This is a restriction on campers in two ways i.e. directly obviously, and also indirectly, where a person may wish to park his car and do a multi-day route.

Are these bylaws lawful?

I may be mistaken but I used to believe the common law allowed any traveller to camp, for one night, by the side of the Queen's Highway in the course of his journey.

Am I mistaken, and has anyone challenged these signs?

Robbie Millar, Glasgow


A. I think you are correct, but not 100% positive. I read an article a while back where an English gentleman challanged these signs/restrictions, in the highlands somewhere and it was proved the local councils had no authority to pre vent over night parking etc..

Canmore



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