A freedom of information request in May last year showed that Aberdeen City Council pulled in £8million in parking charges between 2011 and 2016, averaging £1.5million a year.
Just last week, police issued 40 tickets in one day in Elgin in a bid to clampdown on a rise in reports of unlawful parking in the town.
Figures from Edinburgh City Council last year showed that the local authority raked in more than £5.3million in parking penalties in the space of 12 months.
A total of 180,668 tickets were dished out which equated to about 20 an hour – and the city’s George Street proved to be the most lucrative road with a total of 7,652 fines.
Edinburgh made £1million more in parking tickets that Glasgow despite have 100,000 fewer people living within its city boundaries.
In London, more than four million penalty charge notices were issued in 2013/14, despite government calls for more leniency, with the most active areas being Camden Council and Transport for London.
In 2012, the Olympic year, about eight million tickets were handed out in the UK’s capital which equated to one every four seconds.
Parking is unsurprisingly expensive in London and, on Soho’s Brewer Street for example, just three hours of parking could run upwards of £50.
Astonishingly, the UK’s most expensive space, by Hyde Park Gardens in central London, went on the market last year for £350,000.