Stay the night
Forestry & Land Scotland

Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained (i.e. with all facilities, including toilet inside the vehicle) will be able to stay overnight at some of the car parks of the Forestry & Land Scotland from 1 April to 31 October 2022 in a continuation of the Stay the Night initiative they ran last year. No awnings, pop-up/pup/toilet or any other type of tent, or car camping is allowed. There is no pre-booking and allocated spaces are not possible. Stay the Night operates on a first-come first-serve basis only.

If you are planning to Stay the Night, on this page you will find everything you need to know and plan your stay in your motorhome or campervan.

Search for a participating car park

You can search for participating car parks on this interactive map. Not all of their car parks are taking part in this initiative, so please check before travelling.

Time it right

You can stay for one night only at a time between 6pm and 10am. You should not return to the same car park to stay the night within 48 hours.

Find a space

Please park safely and leave at least 4 metres between you and your neighbour.

There may be a small cost

A small charge for staying the night will apply at some of the participating car parks, where parking meters are already in place. Please pay for your stay by purchasing and displaying two day tickets. 

Users of Stay the Night are of course allowed to use Forestry Land Scotland car parks during normal day-time hours in the same way any other visitor would. So if you are in a car park with parking meters and you arrive before 6pm, or wish to stay beyond 10am Stay the Night hours, you will also need to purchase a parking ticket for the duration of time you plan to stay and clearly display the ticket. If it is a car park with no parking meter you should behave as any other day time visitors would. In both instances you should not set up to overnight before 6pm and have your vehicle packed up by 10am the next day. 

They may introduce a payment method at all, or most Stay the Night car parks later in the season.

Please be considerate

To ensure a pleasant stay for everyone, please follow our guidance:

Distancing: Leave 4 metres between you and your neighbour.

Know before you go: As participating car parks will have limited – if any – facilities, they are intended for use as informal one night ‘stop overs’ on longer journeys.

Toilets: You must use your own self-contained toilet facilities. Visit CAMPA for advice on waste disposal sites in Scotland.

Fires: Fires and barbecues are not permitted.

Rubbish: Take all rubbish away with you.

Help everyone to sleep well: Keep noise levels down at all times but especially between 10pm and 7am.

Four-legged friends: Keep dogs on a lead or under close control. Please pick up after your dog.

Car park too full? Please check Visit Scotland for nearby campsites. Please do not park irresponsibly. 

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