KIRKCALDY has more safe car parks than any other town in Scotland.
The accolade came after 15 car parks in the Lang Toun received awards from the British Parking Association for their safety.
The pay and display car parks, most of which are within a five-minute walk of the town centre, have all been awarded ‘Park Mark’ accreditation, which means they’ve been vetted by the police and have measures in place to create a safer environment for drivers and vehicles.
The Park Mark scheme is run by the British Parking Association in conjunction with the Association of Chief Police Officers and is supported by the Home Office and the Scottish Government.
Councillor Alice Soper, chairman of Kirkcaldy area committee, said: “I’m sure everyone will welcome this reminder, not only of their safety but also of the range of car parks available in the town centre.”
In addition, the majority of Tolbooth Street car park remains open for shoppers until January 4, 2012.
The car park will then fully close to the public to make way for Kirkcaldy’s new state-of-the-art sports and leisure centre.
Fife Council has already embarked on a £60,000 investment programme to improve Kirkcaldy’s car parks over a three year period from November 2009 to November 2012, making improvements to signage, lighting, lining and maintenance.