Stirling MP visits Bannockburn depot
First Scotland East welcomed Stephen Kerr, Member of Parliament for Stirlling, to their Bannockburn depot on Tuesday, July 31, for an informal workplace surgery and operations tour.
The visit was part of a series of visits by Mr Kerr and Councillor Neil Benny, to engage with local businesses and their employees in their own working environment.
Depot Operations Manager for Bannockburn, Jim Burns, was there to greet Mr Kerr and his colleague then gave them an in-depth tour of the operations, as well as introducing them to all the staff on site. Mr Burns then explained some of the challenges facing the depot in their daily operations as well as wider issues such as problems with trunk roads and congestion hotspots affecting services in the local area.
Jim Burns, Bannockburn Depot Operations Manager for First Scotland East, said: “We were delighted to welcome Stephen Kerr MP to our depot and it was a very useful visit for all involved. It was great to discuss some of the challenges facing us in the everyday operations and it is always nice to get some recognition for the hard work and dedication that goes into serving our local communities.”
Stephen Kerr, Member of Parliament for Stirling, said: “I really enjoyed visiting the bus depot and meeting the hard-working staff who drive and keep the buses on the road. Public transport is a lifeline for many in Stirling and the surrounding areas, and the men and women who work at the First Bus depot in Bannockburn are on the frontline of delivering that service. These staff do their very best to serve all our communities."