Action has been taken to clamp down on the increasing number of people taking their cars to a popular Inverness walking spot during lockdown.
Inverness Campus has now been closed to vehicles except for key workers and students staying in the on-site residences.
Campus developer, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has erected signs to deter people from bringing their cars onto the site. They say the increasingly common practice of driving to the campus for exercise has caused concerns among key workers involved in Covid-19-related projects on the campus, and students who have been in lockdown.
Ruaraidh MacNeil, HIE’s Inverness Campus project director, said: “We recognise the campus is a popular place for people to come for exercise, and during normal times we welcome this.
“It’s clear during the current circumstances it has become too busy at times, with parking being somewhat erratic, and this has made social distancing difficult.
“We are therefore asking anyone visiting the campus for exercise during the lockdown not to bring their cars and to practice social distancing at all times.”
A Covid-19 testing centre has also been set up in the Inverness College UHI car park, which is part of the campus.