ScotRail way off track in city promo
As if times aren’t hard enough for local shops and businesses – up pops ScotRail with a very expensive Royal Mail leaflet drop — extolling the virtues of GLASGOW!
“Nothing can beat the buzz and atmosphere of Scotland’s largest city” says its front cover.
And inside are pages devoted to shopping in Glasgow’s ‘ Style Mile’ - or enjoying its “legendary” night life of music, restaurants and bars.
Their target market is clear – they give examples of value return tickets from Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock.
I could understand if the advertising was funded by Silverburn or Braehead – both are private enterprises entitled to tempt business from surrounding areas.
But this is ScotRail – a government supported public service – and it seems a little cheeky to tempt trade away from selected towns on its route map.
If I had ‘ MP or ‘ MSP’ after my name, I’d be asking ScotRail what they’re playing at?
And who is paying for it?