Councillor Alastair Majury on Stirling Council ends Green Flag Participation
After five of Stirling Council’s parks achieving Green Flag status in 2019, Stirling Council has decided to withdraw from the scheme due to budget cuts. The International Green Flag Award, administered in Scotland by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, acts as a benchmark for recreational outdoor space.
The award celebrates well-maintained parks and green spaces and supports the opportunities that they provide to enable exercise, improve mental well-being and provide safe spaces for play. Almost 2,000 parks across the world have achieved the award.
The local parks that achieved the aware in 2019 were:
- Beechwood Park
- Causewayhead Park
- Ladywell Park
- Pullar Memorial Park
- Breadalbane Park
At a meeting of Bridge of Allan’s Pullar Memorial Park Steering Group it was advised that due to budget cuts, the Green Flag application may not go ahead for 2020 which has now been confirmed.
Local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“I am disappointed that the council has decided to end its participation in the Green Flag scheme, just as our young people are becoming more engaged in recognising the importance of the environment and that the opportunities that quality green spaces can provide to people of all ages.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and council staff, that have helped our parks achieve the Green Flag status, in most cases for a number of years now. I would also urge the council to reconsider its position on no longer participating in the Green Flag scheme.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. 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.
Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.
For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.
As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.
What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.
Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.