Hi folks, first-timer and glad to be aboard.
Apparently there have been significant changes to the BB scheme in Scotland, as a result of a Members Bill in the Holyrood parliament, which has serious implications for the disabled.
The changes include the personal Disabled Parking Bays displayed at residential accomodation, is no longer legal entitlement for the disabled resident, and can now be used by random Blue Badge holder, depriving the regular driver.
The BB sign, with an ID code number displayed, originally posted alongside the Disabled Parking bay is no longer valid, and has been replaced with an 8ft high sign with the logo, 'Blue badge holders only' to invite random usage. Not a helpful situation for a disabled driver returning from GP or hospital visits, to a congested parking place, and unable to gain access to house for medication or shelter.
In addition the white painted Disabled bays, were originally an advisory facility, which able-bodied drivers observed unanimously, but has now Legal status. Caution is urged, for Scottish BB users -- Johncg5