Visitors to Dunfermline town centre’s Fife Council-run car parks will benefit from free Sunday parking until March 1 at the earliest.
The initiative comes after members of the City of Dunfermline area committee agreed in October last year to pilot parking offers, in a bid to encourage people into the town and to support local businesses.
A free weekend shuttle bus running between the Leys Park Road car park and the town centre ran from November 16 until last Sunday to assist shoppers during the busy Christmas and New Year period, and that will be reviewed over the coming weeks to see if it is worth repeating for the 2020 festive season.
As that initiative comes to an end, free Sunday car parking will be available in the council’s ticketed town centre car parks and on-street spaces from Sunday until March 1.
Gillian Taylor, community manager for Dunfermline, said: “Car parking always features highly in town centre feedback from people and businesses and we have been piloting two initiatives to test how we can improve parking in the town centre.
“For the new year, we want to encourage visitors into the town centre by offering free Sunday parking from Sunday January 12 until Sunday March 1 2020.”
The parking initiatives will be closely monitored to determine the effect they may have on footfall in the town centre.
The move comes as town centre chiefs across Fife are looking at various ways to manage parking issues.
A special offer to encourage visitors to come to Kirkcaldy town centre is already under way.