Scots renting out their parking spaces and driveways make more than £1million

Scots are earning thousands by simply renting our their spare parking space.

In 2021, people across Scotland made a huge £1,012,055 in total by listing their driveway or private space on website YourParkingSpace.

The site allows people to advertise their space for a fee and gives motorists the opportunity to book a slot – whether it be throughout the working day or as a place to keep their car while they jet off on holiday.

Spaces close to city centres and airport tended to be the most popular.

The area with the greatest earnings was Edinburgh as Scotland’s capital provided spaces for tourists and holidaymakers as well as people nipping in for some Christmas shopping, making £361,634 collectively during 2021.

Members listing spaces in Glasgow and Paisley were also quids in, raking in £350,427 and £105,391 respectively.

Modern suburban family houses with car on driveway
You could make some extra cash by rending out your drive or spare parking space.
(Image: Getty)

Top 10 YourParkingSpace areas for 2021 earning

City Total earnings
Edinburgh £361,634
Glasgow £350,427
Aberdeen £105,391
Paisley £32,241
Inverness £21,615
Dundee £16,836
Falkirk £15,009
Perth £13,064
Ayr £10,364
East Kilbride £8,202

The site provides a cheaper alternative for parking in many cases – compared to airport or city centre parking.

Many use spaces regularly as part of their commute or if attending sporting events.

You can rent a parking space by the hour, daily or even months with the website offering over 350,000 parking spaces throughout the UK.

For more information about the scheme and to list your empty driveway or space, visit

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Daily Record – Paisley