Short Term and Flexible Deployment Locations

The Scottish Safety Camera Programme is a collision reduction initiative which reduces collisions through reducing speeds and incidences of red light running.

Locations are selected using criteria set out in our Handbook and following extensive site selection discussions. Please see About for more details of this process.

That being said, there are occasions when a location is bought to our attention by relevant authorities (police, local authorities etc.) which don't meet our stringent criteria but which would benefit from safety camera enforcement. For example, roads with emerging concerns or public events which pose a road safety risk.

Subject to our resource availability, Safety Cameras Scotland will support the enforcement of these sites/events through short term and flexible deployments. This means we will enforce at these locations on a temporary or infrequent basis. Our site criteria and site selection process ensures that we are maximising our collision reduction potential but allowing for flexibility to enforce at these deployments, where we have resources available, provides further opportunities to protect the public.

Short term deployments are limited to a maximum period of one month and are available in response to emerging issues or one-off / short term events where the expected change in traffic behaviour has raised concerns.

Flexible deployments are limited to a maximum period of three months and are available to support improving driver behaviour and speed limit compliance in high footfall areas where active travel could be encouraged by lower speeds.

Current short term and flexible deployments locations are:


Gillburn Road, Dundee

A836 Ardgay

Coast Road, Aberdeen




A91 Gateside, Fife

B9096 Lornshill, Alloa

A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge

Melville Drive, Edinburgh

Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh

High Street, Portobello

St John's Road, Edinburgh

East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh

A198 Aberlady, East Lothian

Craigcrook Road, Edinburgh near to Hillpark Green




A83 Cairndow to Inveraray