After watching our Fixers film 'Travel Trouble', Anne McGuire MP for Stirling has shown her support for our campaign:
'While the young people have rightly recognised that they generally have a good quality of life in Callander, there is undoubtedly a major issue about transport which they have clearly identified.
'Communities such as Callander want and need to encourage their young people to stay in the local area, but there are attractions, including careers and leisure opportunities, in Stirling which are almost impossible to access without access to public transport.
'I think we need to have some innovation of the provision of community public transport services which would allow people, young and not so young, the chance to stay out beyond the 8pm deadline.'
We held a screening of our Fixers film at the Callander Youth Project on Wednesday 12th February. Around 30 people attended and we got some great feedback about our campaign. Scroll down to see what people had to say.
Our group presenting the film at the launch
David Brown, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council's Public Transport Unit: 'It’s great to see young people engaging in public transport forums. Through their presentation they’ve raised some very clear issues. We hope that more young people will get involved and help shape their local transport to benefit communities.’
Brian Peat, Commercial Manager, FirstGroup: ‘The young people’s presentation was very clear and they got the message across in a creative way. We hope to be able to work with the whole community to look at the issues that people have and work with them to find solutions where we can.’
Jonathan Anderson, McLaren High School: ‘We welcome the chance and opportunity for young people to engage in such forums so they can share some of their transport worries.’
Other members of the audience:
‘Great presentation, really emphasised the struggles for young people to get around.’
‘Absolutely brilliant. Such a clear, punchy presentation of the issues young people face. Get it circulated far and wide!’