Parking & Travel Management

Car Parking Office

The University’s Car Parking and Traffic Management scheme is administered by a Clerical Assistant and supported by members of the Security team. Copies of the University's Traffic and Car Parking Regulations along with a list of FAQs can be accessed by logging on to the Driving tab of the University's Getting Here web pages.


Car parking is available on the University’s campus for staff, students and visitors. Staff and students have the option of applying for a ‘standard annual permit’ or ‘pay as you go permit’. Students may also apply for a ‘half year’ permit. Visitors must use the pay and display facilities available in all car parks. Allocation of spaces is on a first come, first served basis and the purchase of a permit does not provide guaranteed access to a car parking space.The University's Traffic & Parking Regulations and associated charges are reviewed on an annual basis.

The tariffs for 2017/18 are shown below (and can be downloaded from here). The revenue raised from parking ensures that the costs of administering the management of parking are met and that roads and car parks are maintained. Car parking revenue also enables the University to continue to invest in green travel initiatives such as provision for cyclists, the Nextbike Rental Scheme and car sharing arrangements.

The new charges and controls take effect from 1 September 2017

Staff / Students: Standard Permits

Full Time

£200.00 per annum

Staff - 0.6% f.t.e.

£100.00 per annum

Student - Half Year (Sept-Feb)

Student - Half Year (Mar-Aug)



Staff / Students: Pay As You Go Permit

Free Permit

£2.00 per day pay & display ticket

Visitors: Pay & Display Tariff

1 Hour


1-3 Hours


3-5 Hours


All Day


Private Parking Notices (PPNs)



Fee if paid within 14 days



The application process via the portal.

For all existing permit holders, the application form will include known details from the year before. The permit holder will be asked to check the information and confirm it is correct or make any amendments. A new permit will be generated for each year which will be issued (on receipt of payment) to the address registered online. Parking permits can be paid for using cash, cheque or debit/credit card (in person at the car parking office) or by telephone or for staff only, directly from salary (monthly or annually). All staff and students can also pay using a secure payment option via the portal.  Payments on-line or by phone will enable permits to be delivered directly to students and staff paying by card without having to visit the car parking office.

Traffic & Parking Regulations 2017/2018

A copy of the 2017/18 Traffic & Parking Regulations is available ‌here.
The main amendment to the Regulations relates to changes to the Charging Period (all year round except Christmas Day and New Year's Day) and the use of designated car parking spaces for drivers of electrical vehicles and car sharers.

A frequently asked questions document detailing the above changes and car parking in general is available here‌.

Any additional queries should be directed to the Car Parking office: or 01786-466065.

Car Parking Permits

Please refer to Apply for a parking permit section.

Disabled Parking

Dedicated ‘Drivers with Disabilities Only’ parking bays are provided within each main car park and at locations close to certain key buildings. These spaces are dedicated for the use of vehicles displaying an official Blue Badge or a University Disability Permit. These bays are provided free of charge for official badge holders only. Those drivers issued with a University Temporary Disabled Permit are required to pay for parking at prevailing staff/student rates as applicable.

Reserved Parking

Please refer to Reserve a Car Parking Space section.

Alternative travel measures

The University is committed to promoting and supporting the use of alternative methods of travel to/from the campus and either funds directly or has negotiated concessionary rates, for the following initiatives:


Car Sharing

The University is committed to the philosophy of car sharing in the interest of reducing carbon emissions.  It also reduces motoring costs for the participants.  The Liftshare scheme, to which the University subscribes, can help put drivers in contact with others who wish to use the same route.


Designated car share spaces are available for those drivers carrying 2 or more people.  Located in close proximity to main building entrances, there are 20 of these spaces within the following car parks:


  • Cottrell Main ('Y' Entrance)
  • Logie
  • RG Bomont
  • Pathfoot (Front Entrance)
  • Pathfoot (Rear Entrance)


Further details on this scheme and car sharing in general are available in the How do I...? Section

Public Transport

With approximately 19 buses per hour at peak times during semesters and railway stations located in both Bridge of Allan and Stirling, the University is well-served with public transport links. Additionally, both students and staff benefit from discounted fares from First Group. Further details on these services and alternative means of travel to/from the University are available in the Getting here section of the University’s website


Apart from being an economical and sustainable means of travel, cycling to work is a great way to incorporate physical activity into your daily life. The Stirling campus is very accessible by bicycle and the University continues to work in tandem with other agencies to provide and improve upon its cycling facilities.  This includes supporting an initiative involving Nextbike, Transport Scotland, Forth Environment Link and Stirling Cycle Hub, to provide a bike rental scheme in Stirling.  Further details on this scheme and cycling in general are available here.




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