Just as it was announced that Orkney was to move to Level 1 restrictions the parking charges at OIC owned car parks went up.
Parking is free once again from October 1 or the first hour at a number of town centre car parks in Orkney.
Car park attendants in Orkney are trialling the use of personal video cameras as a safety measure.
The Picky centre has taken steps to curb selfish parking at the centre.
Car parking in both Kirkwall and Stromness is problematic.