Alastair Majury On Drivers in Laighhills Park — Updated

The LaighHills Park

A popular local park in Dunblane is being terrorised by youths driving their cars into the park, that has a play area suitable for children from nursery age, as well as football pitches and other areas for other children as well as being popular with dog walkers.

The football pitch has been damaged as evidenced by the recent ruts and tracks visible when there was still snow lying on it. Grandparents have also had to suddenly pull their young grandchildren off the path running parallel to the river, as cars enter the park driven by youths who thoughtless drive into the park endangering lives and causing damage to this popular scenic park.

Local police are aware of previous similar incidents and will make efforts to monitor the area as and when we can and educate drivers if any parties are traced in the area. Stirling Council is also taking action and a pole will be installed to prevent unauthorised vehicles driving into the park.


Locals have raised concerns to local councillor Alastair Majury about ambulances being unable to access the park, as in the past a child had been seriously injured and required an ambulance to attend to provide medical assistance. The council has confirmed that given the scale of the park it is appropriate to ensure that the Ambulance service continues to have access and are taking appropriate measures.


Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“People of all ages have a right to safely use and enjoy public parks, I am pleased that both the police and council are taking the matter seriously and are acting quickly to resolve the matter.”


Parks are complex elements of a community. They can serve scores of different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. However, they work, they act to define the shape and feel of a community and its neighbourhoods. They also function as a conscious tool for revitalization.

Public understanding of the pivotal role that parks play in enhancing the quality of life in our urban areas is growing, along with an understanding of the links between the quality of urban parks and sprawling growth on the fringe of cities. Urban parks are an important element of smart growth that addresses both the public’s need for greenspace and the role of greenspace in mitigating higher development density.

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.




I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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