The smart screen installed outside Dunblane train station last October, cost nearly £9,000 to purchase and install, a further £255 per year to run, and no revenue being generated, has been blasted as a waste of money by local residents. Figures show that Dunblane is the community where these screens are least used, with less than 10% of the overall usage of the screens installed throughout Stirling.
What’s worse is that the screen has only two Dunblane specific businesses listed (India Gate and Old Churches Houses), meaning that people who do use the machine will most likely be directed to leave Dunblane.
Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“A number of local residents and businesses have spoken to me about this eyesore of a machine, that is quite frankly a waste of money. I’m sure people wouldn’t find it difficult to imagine how nearly £9,000 could have been spent within the community. I would like to see it removed and see an end to the £255 a year that continues to be spent on this.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury 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.