Scotland’s four largest cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow – have now introduced new or expanded existing low emission zones.
The country’s first low emission zone came into effect in Glasgow city centre at the end of 2018 to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide and other air pollutants.
Currently, the Glasgow LEZ applies to local service buses only, however from 1 June 2023, all vehicles entering the city centre zone must meet the required emission standards or face penalty fines. Residents living within the zone have an extended grace period to 1 June 2024 before fines are enforced.
Local grace periods in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen have now officially begun, with LEZ enforcement in Edinburgh and Aberdeen to take effect from 1 June 2024, and just a few days earlier in Dundee, from 30 May 2024.