PARKING issues around the Wee County's schools has once again been highlighted by local police, following fresh complaints last week.

Concerned parents, residents and school staff in and around Banchory had asked officers to monitor the area around the Tullibody school and keep an eye out for illegal parking.

In response, officers have warned they will crack down on dangerous parking on driving in the area.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told the Advertiser: “The safety of children going to and from school is a priority and we work closely with Clackmannanshire Council in this respect.

“Parking in a dangerous manner not only causes traffic disruption, it can also endanger local children and residents.

“We have recently carried out road safety checks near to Banchory Primary School after a concern was raised by the school and parents regarding illegal parking.

“Local officers will continue to carry out regular patrols around Clackmannanshire schools to ensure the safety of pupils, staff and other members of the public.

“We would encourage anyone who does witnesses any dangerous or obstructive parking to make police aware via 101.”

A statement on the Forth Valley Police Facebook page added: "We will again be monitoring this area, along with the other schools in Clacks, and will have no option but to issue fixed penalties to those who choose to ignore this and continue to park illegally at primary schools."

It comes after the Banchory parent council set up an eye-catching road safety awareness drive to highlight the issue just last summer.

The unexpected step saw pupils in P1-P3 lay down "dead" in the streets and pavements nearby, to chillingly illustrate the potential consequences of dangerous driving around schools.

Though supervised by police, the stunt caused a bit of stir, but was largely well-received.

However, the problem appears to have continued unabated, with parents approaching the police and voicing their concerns on social media.

One commenter, Mark McLuckie, said: “One of Banchory’s biggest problems at the minute are the temp [temporary] traffic lights on the main road which has made parking in the marked area there a bit of a no-no as it would cause traffic mayhem.

“Easy to point the finger at the police for this being an easy target, but they have to respond to community concerns.”

Many others highlighted concerns elsewhere, not just in Clackmannanshire but nearby Falkirk and Stirling as well.