Transport Appeals



Transport Appeals are part of the General Regulatory Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

It considers appeals against Penalty Charge Notices issued by many, but not all, councils within Scotland for decriminalised parking contraventions.

It considers appeals against bus lane enforcement notifications for three councils: Aberdeen City Council, Edinburgh City Council and Glasgow City Council.

From the 1 June 2023 the tribunal has considered penalty charge notices relating to the new Low Emission Zones, starting with Glasgow City Council and followed by Dundee on 30 May 2024 , Aberdeen and Edinburgh on 1 June 2024.




Dropped Footway Parking, Double Parking and Pavement Parking

On the 11 December 2023, the Parking Prohibitions (Enforcement and Accounts) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 (the “2023 Regulations”) came into force in Scotland. The 2023 Regulations enable local authorities to enforce penalties in respect of Dropped Footway Parking, Double Parking and Pavement Parking. In the first instance, if a recipient of a penalty charge notice wishes to contest a penalty charge notice, they may do so by submitting formal written representations to the local authority that issued the penalty charge notice.  If the local authority rejects the representations, it must issue a Notice of Rejection.  Thereafter, the recipient of the Notice of Rejection may appeal the Transport Appeals panel of the First-tier tribunal and should do within 28 days of the date of receipt of the Notice of Rejection.  Regulation 10 of the 2023 Regulations sets out the grounds of appeal.

The Tribunal does not consider appeals if your Fixed Penalty Notice was issued by the police.