Council parking revenue in Scotland 2016-1728 May 2018

'Profits' up 6% to £43 million

Councils in Scotland made a combined surplus – or ‘profit’ – of £42.6 million from their parking activities in 2016/17.

This was an increase of 6% on the £40.3 million made in the previous financial year.

The largest profit was recorded by City of Edinburgh: £21.9 million, up 13%.

This was followed by Glasgow (£13.3 million, up 5%) and Aberdeen (£3.2 million, down 34%).

The numbers are revealed in analysis of official data carried out for the RAC Foundation by transport consultant David Leibling.