10. SIGNING TO LOCAL FACILITIES
10. SIGNING TO LOCAL FACILITIES
10.1 Local facilities signing to Diagrams 2308.1 and 2309.1 may be provided to direct motorists to facilities in small towns and villages which are close to the trunk road. These are not tourist signs and therefore, the destinations do not need to be recognised by VisitScotland.
10.2 Signs to Diagram 2308.1 (see Figure 10.1) can only be used where fuel, parking, public toilets and refreshment facilities are available and therefore must include the "fuel" symbol and the "refreshment facilities (teacup)" symbol.
Figure 10.1 - Local facilities sign to Diagram 2308.1
10.3 Signs to Diagram 2308.1 may also include symbols for "toilets (WC)", "tourist information (i)", "restaurant (spoon and fork)" and "accommodation (bed)". The wheelchair symbol may be added only when the WC symbol is shown.
10.4 The direction sign to Diagram 2309.1 should include only the place name and/or the legend "local facilities" and/or the distance. No symbols should be used.
10.5 As an alternative to local services signs to Diagrams 2308.1 and 2309.1, white on brown signs to Diagrams 2328 and 2329 can be provided to direct visitors to a small town or village not on the main through route. They indicate that the town or village has tourist information and accommodation accredited by VisitScotland.
10.6 Destinations included on signs to diagrams 2328 and 2329 should meet the basic criteria for tourist signposting eligibility. However, due to the nature of these signs, the use of the "Thistle" symbol is not required.
10.7 The use of these signs on motorways is not permitted.
10.8 Diagram 2328 and 2329 can only be used where there is a tourist information centre and at least one other tourist destination. Therefore, the signs must include the "i" tourist information symbol plus at least one other tourist destination.
10.9 Diagram 2328 may include the following (see Figure 10.2) :
(i) A descriptive phrase of up to 4 words such as "historic market town". Note that VisitScotland accreditation is required for the "historic market town" wording.
(ii) The legend "Hotels and B&B" or "Hotel" or "B&B". If any of these legends is used, the sign (and any direction signs) must also include the bed symbol to Diagram T12 of Schedule 14 of the TSRGD.
(iii) Up to 4 symbols where the legends "Hotels and B&B" or "Hotel" or "B&B" and the descriptive phrase are included
(iv) Up to 5 symbols where either of the legends "Hotels and B&B" or "Hotel" or "B&B" or the descriptive phrase are omitted
(v) Up to 6 symbols where both the legend "Hotels and B&B" or "Hotel" or "B&B" and the descriptive phrase are omitted.
10.10 Diagram 2329 does not permit the use of the legends "Hotel", "B&B" or "Hotels and B&B".
10.11 Where communities will be bypassed as a result of trunk road improvements, the cost of providing such signs will be met by the trunk road authority. The trunk road authority will also fund alterations to existing bypassed community signs where such alterations result from changes to the TSRGD. However, the trunk road authority will not fund alterations to signs where this is required due to any changes to services in the bypassed community.
10.12 Where facilities signs to Diagrams 2308.1, 2309.1, 2328 or 2329 exist on the trunk road, signing to individual facilities within or associated with the town or village will not be permitted on the trunk road.
|Legend||Symbols||Diagram 2328||Diagram 2329|
|Includes descriptive phrase and Hotel and/or B&B||up to 4 symbols (must include i and bed symbols)|
|Does not include descriptive phrase
Includes Hotel and/or B&B
|up to 5 symbols (must include i and bed symbols)|
|Includes descriptive phrase
Does not include Hotel or B&B
|up to 5 symbols (must include i symbol)|
|Does not include descriptive phrase Or Hotel or B&B||up to 6 symbols (must include i symbol)|
Figure 10.2 - Examples of different possible layouts for Diagram 2328 and 2329.