A north sheriff has hit out at inconsiderate motorists who ignore temporary no-parking restrictions for heavy loads.
Sheriff Andrew Berry made his comments yesterday while dealing with a case of car vandalism in Thurso.
Francis Brodie, 31 of Flat 1A, 5 Silverfir Sourt, Gorbals, Glasgow, admitted the offence and was ordered pay a total of £588 compensation to the drivers.
He was also fined £400 for damaging a wing mirror on each of two vehicles in Princes Street Thurso, on June 11.
The sheriff warned there was a danger of more vehicles getting damaged in Wick for a different reason – drivers parking in Bridge Street.
He said that some drivers were ignoring no-parking cones lined on both sides of the street, which are intended to help wind turbine units pass through the town, adding: “It is incredibly selfish behaviour by a large number of people for their own convenience”.