Walking/Hiking Answers: Roadside Camping in Scottish Laybys
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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
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