Blue Badge Scheme Extention

Date: 10th May 2017

Blue badge imageWe have been informed by Transport Scotland that the Blue Badge pilot scheme which started last April is going to be extended for about 6 months. From April 2017, local authorities will also have discretion to issue a Blue Badge for a period of between one year and three years under the scheme.
As a result of the extension:
  • If you would like to apply for a Blue Badge under the pilot scheme, you can still do so for a few months.
  • If you were awarded a Blue Badge for a year under the pilot scheme and if this comes to an end in the next 6 months, you can re-apply under the same scheme to renew your badge.
If you would like more information on this scheme please contact Rachel.
Don’t forget the Family Support Service Officers are able to support you will any issues regarding the Blue Badge and are able to support you if you wish to make a application. You can contact your local Family Support Officer on 0131 442 8840.