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At last a solution seems to have been found to the parking nightmare in the middle of Lamlash.

For years there have been complaints about indiscriminate parking at the Park Terrace junction. Much of it is caused by drivers who are too lazy, or too stupid at the danger they may cause, to walk a few feet more.

Instead they cause traffic chaos caused by blocking sightlines and sometimes even physically stopping larger lorries, trucks and vans trying go about their daily business, with the problems exacerbated in the busy summer months.

Now,  however, a solution looks to have been found with keep clear signs planned on both corners of the junction and across the road. These will be in place soon and means that action can be taken now rather than have another 18 month wait for a Traffic Regulation Order.

Of course it means that the new while lines are not enforceable by law but police on Arran have vowed to move car drivers who flout the new rules.

The public are also being told that there is no point ranting on social media about obstructive parking but instead report it to the police on the non emergency 101 number.

We hope the new keep clear lines help alleviate the long standing problems at the junction and that drivers will  heed the new signs without tougher action having to be taken.