The Scottish Parking Appeals Service (SPAS) has ruled that yellow line parking restrictions do not apply to adjoining footways, and that accordingly fines cannot be imposed on persons parking their vehicles on the pavements inside adjacent yellow lines.  It also appears that, with, without, within or outwith yellow lines, parking on the pavement is only otherwise an offence when an obstruction is caused.   Edinburgh City Council, where pavement parking is apparently common, has told its parking enforcers” to ignore the SPAS ruling