School Streets

A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.

School Street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to tackle air pollution, poor health and road danger reduction. A School Street scheme will encourage a healthier lifestyle and active travel to school for families and lead to a better environment for everyone.



School Streets Perception survey 2021

Moray Council introduced a pilot School Streets scheme at New Elgin and Seafield primary schools on Monday 22nd March 2021 for an initial period of 9 months, and we are now looking for your feedback on how you think it has been working, your level of awareness and understanding of the project, and perceptions on compliance and safety.

Whether you are a parent/ guardian, a resident of a school street or a resident of a peripheral street we would like to know your views by completing our short online survey at the link below by Thursday 23rd December 2021.

The survey will take around 5mins to complete. We appreciate your time and feedback in helping us to evaluate this trial scheme.


School Streets Schemes

Following on from a successful one day trial street closure at New Elgin last year, the council has introduced a pilot School Streets scheme at two primary schools in Moray from Monday 22nd March 2021 for an initial period of 9 months, after which the scheme will be evaluated. The project is being paid for through Cycling, Walking and Safer Streets grant funding.

New Elgin and Seafield Primaries have been experiencing ongoing road safety concerns raised by residents, parents and the schools caused by drivers bringing their vehicles too close to the school gate at school drop off and pick up times. Our School Street schemes aim to reduce the number of moving vehicles in the vicinity of a school in order to tackle air pollution, reduce road safety risks and encourage active travel and its associated health & environment benefits.

The trial is being supported by Police Scotland, which has the authority to enforce fines for non-compliance with the closures in place. Residents can apply for a free permit and will be allowed to enter and leave during the restricted times as normal.

The following additional exemptions will apply:

  • Blue badge holders
  • School Staff/Teachers
  • Emergency services
  • Children receiving ASN services
  • Council vehicles (waste collection and roads maintenance)
  • Carers/District nurses
  • Delivery companies

Residents FAQ (PDF)

Parent FAQ (PDF)

Permit Application (DOCX)

Experimental Traffic Regulation Order

Advert for School Streets Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (PDF)

School Streets Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (PDF)

Street Closures and Times


New Elgin Primary

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 9am & 2.30pm – 3pm. School days and term time only.

  1. Bezack Street (from School Brae to the junction at Anderson Drive)
  2. School Brae
  3. Pond Park Place

New Elgin Primary School Street Scheme (PDF)

Seafield  Primary

Monday to Friday 8.40am – 9.10am & 2.40pm – 3.10pm. School days and term time only.

  1. Deanshaugh Terrace (from the junction at Munro place to the beginning of the carpark outside the school)

Seafield Primary School Street Scheme (PDF)

Rate this Page