Kilmarnock bus station is a smoke free zone and steps are being taken to protect passengers from people who are still choosing to light up.
Covered walkways immediately across from the Palace mean that the no smoking area starts before stance one and continues throughout the bus station to beyond the last stance.
However, many people are still choosing to smoke particularly in and around stance one and the My-Bus service – an area which has been covered to protect passengers, staff and the public from the harmful effects of passive smoking.
Posters and signs have been erected to notify passengers and visitors that enforcement action can be taken if they choose to continue to light up.
The Corporate Enforcement Unit (CEU) has been out on patrol and has issued fixed penalty notices of £50 under the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.
Enforcement will continue within this area, however it is hoped that passengers will abide by the rules and stop congregating near to stance one to smoke.
Nobody likes to get a penalty, so the message is clear – please follow the rules and don’t light up in the bus station or you might get your fingers burnt to the tune of £50.