South Ayrshire Council is suspending its parking charges in Ayr at weekends during December, another reason to do your Christmas shopping in Ayr town centre.
All the on-street parking will be free as well as the Council owned car parks in Barns Crescent, Charlotte Street, and Kyle Street.
Shoppers will be able to park free of charge on street or in the Council's car parks at weekends in December, both in the run up to Christmas and on 27 December for sale shopping.
Councillor John McDowall, Sustainability and Environment Portfolio Holder for the Council said: "We have decided this year to trial free parking in December to encourage more people to shop in Ayr town centre. People will be able to come and shop with the added bonus of free parking.
"I would encourage people to take advantage of the free parking, shop and then when they drive off someone else can enjoy using a free car parking space."
David Bell, Managing Director of Ayr Renaissance said: "We are delighted that South Ayrshire Council is supporting businesses by offering free parking in Ayr town centre during December. This together with the entertainment being provided in the town centre will make shopping in Ayr a great family experience this Christmas. Ayr has a tremendous mix of shops and I would strongly urge everybody to support their town centre by shopping locally this festive period."
The free parking applies to on street parking in Ayr town centre and within Council operated off-street car parks, motorists will still be charged for parking in private car parks in the town.
Normal parking charges will be reinstated from 3 January 2015.
Councillor McDowall concluded: "We will be closely monitoring the impact of free parking in December and the findings will contribute to the current work we are doing on examining traffic flow and parking management in Ayr town centre."