The Pickaquoy Centre has recently installed ten new parent and child parking spaces.
Following customer feedback, the spaces were added to provide easy, safe and direct access into the Centre for customers with little ones.
Six spaces have been installed in the car park nearest the swimming pool with the addition of a dropped kerb to make it easier for parents with buggies. The remaining four spaces have been added to the southside car park nearest the accessible ramp entrance.
The Centre also took the opportunity to improve the disabled bays in front of the Centre for blue badge holders.
James Linklater, Managing Director of The Pickaquoy Centre, said: “We are delighted to have the addition of ten new parent and child spaces.
“Much of the feedback we received from parents and carers is that it can be difficult to get in and out of vehicles with young ones, particularly in Orkney’s unpredictable weather. With so many families visiting the Centre daily, we felt this was a priority and acted accordingly.
“These spaces have been strategically chosen as they provide safe access to the building with no roads being crossed.
“We would like to ask all our customers to use these new parking spaces responsibly. Our policy is that they should be available for customers with children under 12 years old, and we request that customers respect this guideline, along with adhering to the guidelines surrounding our disabled parking bays.”