Spend parking fine income on fixing potholes, councils told

Yellow lines and a crumbling road surface is seen near the city Centre of Gloucester, as most of the roads South West UK are left in need of repair and resurfacing work after a year of heavy rainfall and recent flooding, creating potholes and debris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January, 6, 2013. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Yellow lines and a crumbling road surface is seen near the city Centre of Gloucester, as most of the roads South West UK are left in need of repair and resurfacing work after a year of heavy rainfall and recent flooding, creating potholes and debris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January, 6, 2013. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A cut in spending on Scottish roads is being blamed for an increase in potholes and roads in dangerous condition, claims the AA.

Spending in the country has been cut by almost £150 million over the last seven years, falling from £691m in 2010-11 to £554m in 2016-17. Accounting for inflation, that's an even greater drop of nearly £260m.