Stirling Observer



Attending an event at Stirling University two weeks ago I discovered that the ticket machines in the car parks had been converted to the RingGo system since my last visit. Not having their App on my phone I was perplexed as to how to pay. I approached two other people in the car park but they were equally baffled by the new system and also did not have the RingGo App on their phones.

On re-reading the instructio­ns on the sign it seemed that the solution was to phone a given number and register my details. Having got through an automated voice asked for the make and model of the car which they repeated and I confirmed.

Next came the registrati­on number but try as I might I was unable to get the automated system to recognise the number I read out.

After a number of attempts and concerned that I would be late for the event I was attending I eventually gave up accepting that I may be liable for a £60 fine (£30 if paid early).

At this point a car drew up and the driver explained that the system was seemingly not in operation that day.

Dear Editor

For many people living with diabetes, hypos are a part of life. But they can be scary and dangerous, and can lead to blurred vision, confusion, seizures and, in severe cases, unconsciou­sness and coma.

So, to mark Hypo Awareness Week (13-19 September 2021), Diabetes Scotland wants to shine a spotlight on what hypos are and how to treat them.

Hypos (short for hypoglycae­mia) can affect people with type 1 diabetes, as well as many with type 2 diabetes who use insulin or certain other diabetes medication­s.

A hypo is when the

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