Police have conducted an operation in Highland Perthshire over the weekend to tackle irresponsible parking.
Officers from the Pitlochry Community Policing Team and Perth and Kinross Council wardens were present around the new Clearways at Schiehallion, Loch Tummel, Kenmore and Glen Lyon.
Meanwhile, officers are investigating a collision involving a female cyclist caused by a car partially obstructing the road at Loch Tummel.
However, Police Scotland did not respond to requests for further details on the incident.
A “large number” of tickets were issued to parked cars, with some drivers having been reported for obstruction of the carriageways.
Eight tickets were issued on Foss Road, Pitlochry, on Sunday alone, but Police Scotland did not confirm how many were issued in Highland Perthshire in total during the operation.
A police social media statement read: “Vehicles parked into the road can prevent an emergency vehicle from getting through, along with the log lorries, delivery drivers or breakdown trucks.
“Residents in Glen Lyon have recently been without rubbish collections as the bin lorry couldn’t get through.
“These patrols will continue over the coming weeks, and we would like to ask all motorists not to flout the traffic regulations.”
Perth and Kinross Council echoed Police Scotland’s concerns.
A spokesperson said: “Clearways were introduced on several rural roads this year due the high numbers of cars being parked irresponsibly and causing an obstruction to other traffic including farm and emergency vehicles.
“Perth & Kinross Council traffic wardens and Police Scotland officers carried out patrols along these clearways last week to remind drivers of their duty to park responsibly.”
Conservative councillor for the Highland ward, John Duff : “Local residents have very much welcomed the additional patrols undertaken by both Police Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council Parking Attendants at the weekend, as do I.
“Visitors who persist in flouting the rural clearway legislation and parking unsafely in these areas may well find it an expensive lesson.
“I was extremely sorry to hear that a female cyclist had been involved in a collision.
“I sincerely hope no injury was caused and that she is recovering from her ordeal but it shows the extent of the problems we are currently having.”
SNP councillor Mike Williamson added: “I am quite sure that the residents who stay along the routes will have been reassured by a more visible presence from the Police and PKC Traffic Wardens.
“Going forward there does need to be investment in additional infrastructure.
“But we all have a role and a contribution to make as to where and how that investment is made.”