Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association would like to inform all our members and friends about the introduction of Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ)

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) will be enforced from 1st June 2023. A Low Emission Zone is an area where access by some polluting vehicles is restricted, banned or deterred with the aim of improving air quality.

This may have an impact on people attending the RSPBA’s Summer School on 24th – 28th July 2023 and The World Pipe Band Championship on 18th – 19th August. It will also impact on people visiting our Headquarters in Washington Street.

Commuters are encouraged to use other forms of transport including bikes, trains and buses.

The LEZ will affect the city centre, with the areas of town enclosed by the M8, the River Clyde, Glasgow Green, High Street and Saltmarket being part of the zone. Drivers will know they are entering the LEZ as the border of this has been sign-posted by road marking reading ‘LEZ’ and roadside signage.

The scheme will be enforced with automatic number plate recognition cameras which will detect which cars do not meet the emission standards. This will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round.

Motorists found defying the LEZ will receive an initial penalty charge of £60 which will be reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days.
Penalty rates double for repeated entries to the zone with a maximum of £480 for cars and £960 for buses and HGVs.

Motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles are unaffected by LEZ schemes in Scotland.

Vehicles used by disabled persons (including blue badge holders), emergency vehicles, naval, military air force vehicles, historic vehicles and showman’s vehicles are also exempt.

For further information, please read the information below. Please press control and click to access the link.

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