DOUBLE yellow lines have been painted on the roads surrounding Finnich Glen to stop inconsiderate and dangerous parking.

The measure around the area, also known as the Devil's Pulpit, will allow Stirling Council to carry out enforcement activity and keep two roads clear of parked cars.

The roads affected are the A809 from outside the property known as Dualt to the boundary of Dalanair, a distance of more than 2 miles.

Also the B834 from its junction with the A809 to its junction with the A81, a distance of just under a mile.

The double yellows come after visitors have been parking vehicles in a dangerous and inconsiderate manner along grass verges on the side of the road, according to the council.

The local authority said this has caused a serious risk to public safety and negatively affected nearby communities.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the Environment and Housing Committee at the council, said: “The council has fast-tracked the installation of double yellow lines on the roads around Finnich Glen due to the serious risks to public safety from dangerous and reckless parking.

“People have been showing no regard to their safety or that of others.

“This must stop.

“I would urge visitors to the area to comply with the parking restrictions – if they don’t, enforcement action will be taken.”

Council officers will be patrolling the area while Police Scotland will also have a presence.

The double yellow lines come after the council temporarily removed access rights to the glen earlier on public safety grounds due to the number of visitors.